Chipotle Paste

Pasta de Chipotle

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    1 cup

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Appears in
Food from My Heart: Cuisines of Mexico Remembered and Reimagined

By Zarela Martínez

Published 1992

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This is not a traditional sauce but an improvisation I’ve happily been using for a number of years. I include it here because canned chipotle chiles are an easy introduction to two delicious flavors that will enlarge your understanding of Mexican food: smoked dried chile peppers and the version of adobo in which they are canned. When the two are blended to a paste, they are a nearly effortless example of a versatile spicy adobo.

There are few recipes that I use as much