Saturday, March 19, 2011


Chipotles en adobo is an ingredient common to Latin American & Southwestern cooking.  The concoction consists of smoked jalapeño peppers that are stewed in a sauce of tomatoes, garlic, vinegar, salt & spices. The peppers have a smoky tang and persistent heat that add depth and character to stews, marinades, chilis and salsas -- it's like a rodeo in a can.  Match a teaspoon of this stuff with a tablespoon of maple syrup and try experimenting with mashed sweet potatoes.

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