CHIPOTLE MORITA, DE-STEMMED, FIRST QUALITY
FIRST QUALITY DE-STEMMED CHIPOTLE MORITA
Chipotle chiles (Capsicum Annuum) are made from the familiar jalapeno pepper. Jalapeno chiles are smoked during the drying process. There are many different beliefs regarding the difference between brown and morita chipotles. One understanding is that the brown chipotles are the green jalapenos and the moritas are the red, fully mature chipotles. Fully ripening gives these morita chiles a unique, medium hot, smoky flavor which is popular in many southwestern dishes. These peppers are about 2-4 inches in length, 1 inch in width, and have a deep reddish brown color. The word "chipotle" translates to "smoked chile". Consider the chipotle a 6.5 on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the hottest).
Use Chipotles in enchilada sauces, chili, stews, barbecue ribs, and corn bread. Their smoky quality combines well with poultry, meats and fall squash.