Chipotle Chile Paste
Be sue to use latex gloves to protect your hands from potential burns. Remove the peppers from the can. Scrape out the seeds and discard, with a sharp knife. Transfer the seeded peppers and the adobo sauce to a wide-mouth PINT jar.
Here’s where you WANT a stick blender and blend the peppers (RIGHT in the jar) into a smooth paste. Scrape out the puree and scrape into a HALF-PINT jar. Label; cover and refrigerate.
The chipotle chile paste lasts far longer rather than when the peppers are left whole. Use paste in Mexican, South-West and Asian dishes and recipes calling for chipotles or chili paste.
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