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Old 09-11-2005, 10:11 AM   #1
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Has anyone ever tried making their own Chipotle peppers?

I was tossing around some ideas with one of my co-workers about what to do with all the jalapenoes they have right now. I figured if I made some, I'd have to get some mesquite chunks. I'm not sure how long it would take. I'm pretty sure that afterwards, I'd have to puree them and freeze into ice cubes, or simmer them in Adobo sauce.

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Old 09-11-2005, 10:27 AM   #2
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Hi, Allen - Never dont it, but found this for you -

Home-Smoked Chipotle Chiles
* Exported from MasterCook II *
Home-Smoked Chipotle Chiles

Recipe By : W. Park Kerr in "Burning Desires"
Serving Size : 1 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Chile Pepper Grill

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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Chunks or logs of fragrant hardwood,
preferably a combination of oak & mesquite
1 1/4 pounds red-ripe jalapeno chiles -- with stems
1/2 cup Dried Red New Mexico Chile Puree
OR
commercial chile paste, such as Santa Cruz
1/3 cup water
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 tablespoon packed dark brown sugar
1 clove fresh garlic -- peeled and crushed
1/4 teaspoon salt


Prepare a smoker according to the manufacturer's directions, using
the
wood chunks and achieving a steady temperature of 275 to 300 degrees
F. Place the chiles directly on the smoker rack (or use a shallow
disposable foil pan) at the cooler end of the smoking chamber or on
the upper rack if your smoker has one. Lower the cover and smoke the
chiles for 2 1/2 hours, or until they are soft, brown, and slightly
shriveled.
Remove the chipotles from the smoker. In a medium nonreactive
saucepan, combine them with the chile puree, water, tomato paste,
vinegar, brown sugar, garlic, and salt. Set over medium heat and
bring
to a simmer. Cook, stirring once or twice, until the sauce is very
thick, about 15 minutes. Cool to room temperature.
Transfer the chipotles to a covered storage container and refrigerate
for at least 24 hours before using. They can be refrigerated for up
to
2 weeks or frozen for up to 2 months.
UNSAUCED DRIED CHIPOTLES: After removing the chiles from the smoker,
place them on a rack and leave them, loosely covered, at room
temperature, until crisp, light, and dry, 1 to 2 weeks, depending on
the humidity. Store airtight at room temperature.


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NOTES : Green jalapenos can be used, but red ones are more beautiful
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Old 09-11-2005, 10:56 AM   #3
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...I'm pretty sure that afterwards, I'd have to puree them and freeze into ice cubes, or simmer them in Adobo sauce.
Allen:

If the peppers are dried and smoked, they're already preserved. No need for further action unless you are planning to put them into adobo. Couldn't you do that as needed rather than up front?
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Old 09-11-2005, 02:15 PM   #4
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Marmalady, thanks for the recipe!

Andy, I wasn't planning on drying them initially, just smoke, and store them frozen. However, I might dry some, as they aren't perishable.
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