Chipotle en Adobo
I don't know about you, but I hate it when I try and do my weekly shop only to find there is one ingredient lacking and then I have to traipse off somewhere else to find it. This happened to me at the Ferry Building last Saturday when I needed some chipotle en adobo.
I was in the The Village Market, looking a bit lost, when someone came to ask me if I needed some help finding anything. Chip-ott-ul en Adobo, please, I replied. Thankfully he didn't laugh at my terrible pronounciation as he explained they didn't stock chip-ott-lay in that form.
What they did have was dried Los Chileros chipotles with a recipe for making Chipotle en Adobo on the back. I scanned the ingredient list and realised I already had just about everything needed to make my own, including some ketchup that I bought for another recipe about a year ago and hadn't used since. It was time to put it to use.
Chipotle en Adobo Recipe
12 dried chipotle, destemmed, split lengthways and seeds removed.
6 Tablespoons organic tomato ketchup.
1/2 onion, finely diced
1/2 tsp salt
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
Gently simmer all the ingredients together in a heavy, covered saucepan together with 3 cups of water for about an hour until the liquid is reduced to one cup.
Note: The original recipe called for apple cider vinegar. There is a limit to how many different varieties of vinegar I can house in my pantry to satisfy the whims of each and every recipe I come across, so I substituted red wine vinegar and it worked out just fine.
PS. Why am I telling you this, you might be wondering? The chipotle en adobe will be featured in an upcoming recipe that I learnt at cooking school. I am currently taking classes in Latin American Cooking with the absolutely wonderful Peruvian Chef Penelope Alzamora at Tante Marie. So watch out, things might get a little bit spicy around here at some point!
Links, Resources and Further Reading
Bay Area Resources:
Grocery | The Village Market
The Ferry Building | Market Place
Cooking School | Tante Marie
Dried Chipotle | Los Chileros
Gourmet Sleuth | Everything Chipotle
Ready-made | Chipotle en Adobo
Chipotle | Lovers.com
|Archive Alert! On this day in 2005: Acme's Citrus Almond Brioche|
Food | Recipe | Chipotle | San Francisco | Bay+Area | Latin American | Ferry Building Chipotle en Adobo