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Discussion in 'Veggies' started by ak1, Jun 28, 2010.
Has anyone tried to make their own chipotle peppers?
How do you plan to use them? For use in a rub, or in an adobo? Red or green? Just remember, a chipotle is any type of chile pod that has been smoked and dried. Most folks just use jalapeno, but is is not limited to that type of chile.
I had some green jalapeno's My plan was to make chipotle powder.
You can cut them in half and remove the stem, seeds, and placenta (membrane), then smoke them using a little mesquite for about 3-4 hours. Let them cool and then put them in a dehydrator at around 110°-120° until they are dry. Let them air out for a few days, then you can grind them into a powder. They must really be dry to grind, or the grinder will gum up on you. It takes quite a bit of fresh pods to make a decent amount of powder, This is for green chipotle powder, if you want red, you'll have to wait until the japs are red on the plant before starting out. but have fun.
I don't have a dehydrator. Can I use the oven, or leave them to air dry?
Here's a pic of some I threw on the smoker last night while I was making ribs.
Yes you can use the oven, keep the temp on the low side, and maybe crack the door open if needed, You can let them air dry, but it will take longer. Sounds good.
Oh, how long should I keep them in the oven?
About 4-6 hrs., or until they break or crack in between your fingers.
Will do, thanks.
BTW, lowest temp on my ovens is 170. Is that ok?
Let it fly, just don't let them burn.
Now AK1 you should do everything that Rich tells you for he is a residant chili Guru here.
I am definately going to have to try this! I love the smokey flavor you get from chipoltle powder, but for some reason it is hard to find in the stores around here. I have smoked jalapeno's in the past for use in salsa's and BBQ sauces and they always taste great!
AK1 if your not in a hurry for them , just sty them together ( make a rista) and let them air dry.
I dried some cayenne peppers last year in the oven and my lowest setting is 170F. I kept the door cracked, it took a long time, I can't remember how long, but I would pick one up and tap it, if I could hear the seeds rattling around then it was dry. I still have a few and they are so pretty! I just bought a dehydrator and have a mix of peppers in it, it is too loud!
when i make chipotles, after smoking them i make a puree and freeze them in ice cube trays and then seal-a-meal them for future use.
Is mesquite what they are traditionally smoked with? Once my jalapenos ripen (turn red), I was wanting to make some chipotle powder from them but wasn't sure which wood to smoke with.
you can use what ever you like........i use pecan cuz it is what i usually have.
can someone tell me exactly what the adobo sauce is? i bought a can of chipotles in adobo sauce awhile back for Wutangs sausage recipe
and i couldn't tell if it was the chipoltle that was hot or the adobo?
adobo is a tomato based chili sauce its not spicy on its own cause it uses new Mexico chilies or ancho chilies am going to be make a batch of chipotles this week some time ill post the recipe when i do along with some pics.