Whole Chipotle

(Smoked Jalapeno)

available by the ounce.

Centuries ago, Mexican Indians smoked and dried red jalapeņo peppers for several days over embers of aromatic woods, creating a pepper with a unique, smoked flavor -- known in Mexico as Chipotle. chipolte

Christopher Columbus brought chili peppers back to spain after his second voyage to the West Indies 1492-1504. But peppers had been used for 9000 years in Mayan and Aztec cultures of South America.

Capsaicin is the name of the chemical that makes Chili Peppers HOT. Chipotle is a native Mexican word for a smoked, dried red jalapeno pepper. While jalapenos are themselves smokey-flavored, chipotles are more so, with complex mellowness and less bite.

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             Chipotle Garlic Mayonnaise (Dip) 
             1 oz of Chipotle 
             Garlic Cloves to taste
             8 oz of your favorite mayonnaise
             Blend all ingredients and seasoning 
             with salt & pepper to your taste. 
             Goat Cheese Spread
             8 oz of Goat Cheese
             1 oz of Chipotle, broken into pieces
             Garlic Cloves
             1 tablespoon of vinegar 
             Blend all ingredients. use as spread 
             with your favorite bread or as a base for pasta. 
Chicken Chipotle Soup
               4 cups chicken stock 
               1 cup cooked chicken, shredded
               1 cup cooked rice 
               1 cup canned chickpeas (no juice) 
               1 chipotle pepper, seeded and finely 
               chopped (it's easiest to get these smoked 
               jalapenos in cans, then wash off the sauce they're in)
               pinch of oregano 
               Garnish: 1 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese 
               and 1 chopped avocado 
               Heat the stock in a large saucepan, then 
               stir in the chicken, rice, chickpeas, chipotle
               pepper, and oregano. Let simmer for 5-10 
               minutes, until all ingredients are heated through.                
               To serve, ladle into bowls and top with 
               cheese and avocado. 

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