Whole Chipotle Morita Chiles
Chipotle Morita Chiles are ripe red jalapeño peppers that have been smoked and dried. Allowing the jalapeños to fully ripen gives chipotle chile peppers an inherent fruity-sweet flavor, since the chile has more time to create and store sugar.
For maximum flavor dry toast chiles in a hot skillet until fragrant or in a 350° oven until puffy and fragrant. Rinse product first with warm water. Soak in hot water for 10 minutes to rehydrate or add directly to recipe that will cook at least 10 minutes. Once rehydrated, cut or purée as desired.
Storage & handling
Store in a dry, cool place for up to 12 months under optimal storage conditions.
Dried chipotle chiles.
Chipotle Morita Chiles are known for their smoky, slightly sweet flavor. They are the star ingredient in this quick adobo sauce which blends with spices, vinegar, honey and tomato ketchup. Use this flavorful puree as-is to add depth to soups, stews or BBQ, or mix it with mayonnaise, oil and vinegar for a spicy spread.