by Buffy Owens
This condiment is one of my trusty staples that I keep on hand for a dash of pizzazz. It’s one of those key ingredients that can make any meal delicious. If ya’ wanna know a wee little secret, I kind of pride myself on being able to make a fantastic meal when it seems there is nothing in the refrigerator. And this Chipotle Paste is one of my secret weapons! Plus, it keeps for at least a month…longer if you freeze it.
Pep up your next dish with the deliciously heated condiment.
- 8 Dried Chipotle Peppers
- 1 Bay Leaf
- 1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
- 1/2 Teaspoon Oregano
- 2 Pinches Ground Nutmeg
- 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
- 1/2 Teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1/4 - 1/2 Cup Walnuts
Place the whole chipotles, place them in a small saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil and let cook for 30 minutes, adding more water if you need to.
Once they have cooked, reserve the cooking liquid and remove the stems from the chipotles.
Add 3 Tbs of the cooking liquid and all the ingredients to your food processor and blend, baby blend! You may need to add a bit more liquid to get your desired consistency.
Refrigerate the paste in an airtight container and it should keep for at least 1 month.
Some Great Ways To Enjoy This Chipotle Paste…
There are so many ways to use a bit of this Chipotle goodness to spruce up your dish and make it delish. Here are a few of my favorite ways to use it…but honestly it’s just the tip of the iceberg.
• Add to Mayonnaise for a Chipotle Aioli
• Add to beans, soups, and sauces of all sorts
• Garnish your Kale & Eggs with Avocado & small dollop of Chipotle goodness
• Try some in your guacamole
So much more…