Granulated Chipotle Chiles
Granulated Chipotle Morita Chiles are made from fully ripened jalapeño chiles that are smoked, dried and then coarsely ground.
For maximum flavor dry toast chiles in a hot skillet until fragrant or in a 350° oven until puffy and fragrant. Soak in hot water for 10 minutes to rehydrate or add directly to recipes that will cook at least 10 minutes. Can also be used like traditional red pepper flakes.
Storage & handling
Store in a dry, cool place for up to 12 months under optimal storage conditions.
Dried chipotle chiles.
Chipotle Morita Chiles are one of two varieties of chipotle chiles: chipotle morita and chipotle meco. When picked early in the season, jalapeños are green – it isn’t until late in the season that the jalapeños lose most of their moisture and begin to turn red. After the ripe jalapeños are harvested, they are then dried and smoked, turning them into chipotle chiles. Allowing the jalapeños to ripen fully gives chipotle chiles an inherently fruity-sweet flavor since the chile has more time to create and store sugar.
Chipotle morita chiles average about 1-1/2 to 3 inches in length, 1/2 to 1 inch in width, and have a deep reddish-purple color and smoky-fruity flavor. Their heat level is mild to medium, ranging from 10,000 to 30,000 Scoville Heat Units, which is comparable to guajillo and mild serrano chiles. Chipotle moritas are also smoked for less time than chipotle mecos, which allows them to retain much of their sweet, fruity flavor.
The use of chipotle chiles is said to date back to the time of the ancient Aztecs, in central-southern Mexico. In fact, the name “chipotle” stems from the Nahuatl word “chilpoctil,” meaning smoked chile. Due to their growing popularity outside of Mexico, chipotle chiles are now grown in the United States as well.
Our Granulated Chipotle Morita Chiles are made from 100% coarsely ground chipotle morita chiles. These convenient flakes capture the smoky-sweet flavor and medium heat of chipotles in an easy-to-use granulated form.
Hitting all the punchy notes of sweet, sour, spicy, smoky and salty, this delicious glaze is perfect for chicken, pork or seafood. Our Granulated Chipotle Chiles give this glaze an added kick, while the sweetness of maple syrup and the tang of fresh orange juice round out the flavor profile.