Pickled Chipotle Chiles

Chiles Secos Curtidos

Preparation info
  • Makes about

    2 quarts

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Zarela's Veracruz: Mexico's Simplest Cuisine

By Zarela Martínez

Published 2001

  • About

In xico, this version of chiles secos curtidos is so popular that you find housewives setting up little tables on the doorsteps and selling pickled chiles to passersby. The chile seco of the title refers to the particularly bright-flavored variety of chipotles more commonly called chile morita. If you can find them, you will find the flavor of these pickled chiles especially fresh and floral.

This recipe is from Odilia Suárez Hernández, the wife of Xico’s