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Chipotle in adobo(freezing)

Rheta Feb 5, 2010 09:28 AM

Can you freeze chipotle in adobo sauce? When I need some in a recipe it usually calls for just one. I then put the can in my fridge where I end up throwing them out after a few weeks. Thanks.

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    nuts4food Feb 5, 2010 09:52 AM

    I freeze them all the time. Just chop them up (or leave whole) and freeze inside an ice cube tray, once frozen, pop them out and store in a freezer bag.

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      cocktailhour Feb 5, 2010 10:36 AM

      I just pour the extra in the can into a ziplock and freeze it. I can chip off what I need or soften first and still refreeze.

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        sparkareno Feb 5, 2010 10:42 AM

        I just dump what's left of the can into a freezer baggie. It is easy to either break off what you need or sometimes I use my microplane and grate off a pile. The little grated flecks make for good distibution if I am putting it in a sauce like mac & cheese or something.

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          sweetTooth Feb 5, 2010 11:02 AM

          I just save the remainder in a clean jar in the fridge and it keeps for months, possibly years.

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          1. re: sweetTooth
            coll Feb 5, 2010 11:54 AM

            I got mold on some not that long ago, now I freeze. But it sort of separates, so I like the idea of chopping before freezing.

          2. Ferrari328 Feb 5, 2010 11:46 AM

            Throw remainder in the food processor and puree, then put into ice cube tray and freeze, wrap cubes in individual plastic wrap and put into freezer bags.

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              truman Feb 5, 2010 11:57 AM

              I freeze the leftovers in a little tupperware - when I need a chipotle or some adobo, I throw it in the microwave for a few seconds to defrost enough to scoop out what I need. I have learned the hard way, though, to make sure that the tupperware is labeled "Chipotles" because it can look like tomato paste to the untrained eye... e.g., my husband...

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