Chipotle (Morita) Chile Powder
Chipotles are fully ripened jalapenos, meaning they’ve been allowed to mature and turn red on the vine. They are dried by smoking and it takes about 10 pounds of fresh peppers to make one pound of dried. Chipotles are native to Mexico.
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Ground from the black and red chipotles, this has a rich, smoky flavor with a nice bit of heat. Ground chipotles register about 6 on heat scale of 1 to 10. Great with chicken, pork and beef, use it in place of cayenne for a nice change of pace. As with cayenne, we suggest you work with it dash to dash; in other words, add a dash and taste, and repeat until you build to the heat level you desire.
Flavor of Chipotle (Morita) Chile Powder
Also known as moritas, this spice made from smoked fully ripened jalapenos has medium hot heat (6 on scale of 1 to 10).
Uses of Chipotle (Morita) Chile Powder
Add to rice, meats, salsa, or in place of cayenne. Work dash to dash; in other words, add a dash and taste, repeat until you have desired heat.
Chipotle (Morita) Chile Powder Recipe
For 4-5 T of mix: Blend 1 T ground coriander, dried onion, and paprika with 1 t ground chipotle, salt, dried garlic, and cumin, and 1/2 t pepper and Mexican oregano