Chipotle peppers

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By iansmom on Sat, 02-11-06, 20:01

Anyone use any canned chipotles in your Tex-Mex cooking? I'd like to branch out, but I'm not sure where to start.

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By tidina on Sat, 02-11-06, 21:18

ive used regular tabasco sauce. got good response from them. my husband uses the chipotle sauce only in his dishes. the peppers are roasted over pecan wood. they said if it were pecan shells it may be a problem for some people but its just the wood from the pecan tree. i still dont use it in cooking. Freidas sells jarred roasted peppers and habanero peppers at my store. not chipotle though. sorry couldnt be more help. whats the name of the company you want to use?

[This message has been edited by tidina (edited February 11, 2006).]

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By on Sat, 02-11-06, 21:50

iansmom, if you are concerned and can't find a "safe" jarred one, what about just buying fresh, or did you want to have them on-hand instead of having to run out to get them each time you want to make a meal?

I use hot peppers a lot in my cooking, for myself, but I always buy them fresh. Then again, I shop daily rather than weekly.

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By McCobbre on Sun, 02-12-06, 00:25

I'm from Texas and we've done a fair amount of cooking with them and other interesting peppers. It's hard to find a good substitute. I've never bought canned--I think you'll just have to call the company. You can smoke your own, though. Here's a website that has links about how to do it:
[url="http://www.gourmetsleuth.com/chipotle.htm"]http://www.gourmetsleuth.com/chipotle.htm[/url]

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By Corvallis Mom on Sun, 02-12-06, 00:33

[b]THANK YOU![/b]

We both love chipotle but have long wondered how safe it would be to cook with at home...
hmmmm... and also what to do with all those excess chilis. Seems to be ONE thing the deer won't eat. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]

So thanks again for providing the home-smoking link.

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By iansmom on Wed, 02-15-06, 21:01

Thanks for the information. I didn't have a particular brand in mind. I've never even really looked, but I'm finding recipes I'd like to try that call for chipotles, sometimes with adobo sauce, and I had no idea if someone might have already done the legwork. I already roast my own bell peppers, so I can certainly do that with fresh peppers of any sort. I'm just not always in the mood, you know? And then there's the adobo sauce thing. Maybe I'll go look for a recipe for that, and see if it's easy to make from scratch.

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By Corvallis Mom on Fri, 01-26-07, 22:06

Reraising.... has anyone ever called McIlhenny about Tabasco sauces?

They now make something called a "Sweet and Hot" which claims "exotic Asian spices" [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/eek.gif[/img] But their website gives pretty much no info AT ALL w/r to allergens.

I would LOOOOVE to be able to use their chipotle sauce, though. Man, is that ever good stuff. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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By tidina on Fri, 01-26-07, 22:30

i have an email from them claiming nut free and the chipotle is smoked with pecan wood not the pecan nut. i just emailed them about new sauce, will post reply.

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