1/2 Photos of Chipotles (Smoked Jalapenos)
4 hrs 10 mins
Queen Dragon Mom's Note:
Chipotles have become sort of a trendy thing right now, but we have been using them for years in all kinds of things. Since I grow all kinds of hot peppers, I figured I would just make my own chipotles. All it takes is a smoker of some sort, peppers and patience. The best kind of smoker for this is a cold smoker or a side smoker, to keep the peppers from cooking during the smoking process. I smoke both ripe and green japalenos and use them for different flavors. You can also do cowhorns or any fleshy hot pepper. Prep time does not include firing up the smoker. 4 hours smoking time is an estimate. Time will vary according to your smoker and how meaty and large your peppers are. It also takes longer for green, grassy flavored peppers than it does for fully ripe ones. 1/4 cup chips is just to start the process, you will need up to 2 pounds, possibly more.
My Private Note
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- 2 lbs red jalapenos or 2 lbs green jalapenos
- 1/4 cup pecan wood chips
- 1Fire up any kind of smoker: dry, water, electric, side or stovetop. Keep heat very low, under 230 degrees if possible.
- 2Stem your peppers, but don't seed them. Place peppers in a single layer on the grate.
- 3Using pecan (traditionally) or another wood according to your taste, bring up a good dense smoke. Keep the smoke as dense as possible, while keeping a very close eye on the heat.
- 4When using a stovetop smoker, after bringing the smoker up to temperature and producing smoke, reduce the heat to low. The process will take a lot longer but you won't cook your peppers.
- 5Check them every hour or so. They're ready when they have shrivelled up and look like dark leather.
- 6I just put mine in a canning jar, put on the lid and keep them in the cupboard. They keep nearly forever, if they are smoked through.
- 7If you want to pack them in adobo, this is a good recipe: #140353 Adobo de Chile [url]http://www.recipezaar.com/140353[/url].
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Nutritional Facts for Chipotles (Smoked Jalapenos)
Serving Size: 1 (908 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 544.8
- Calories from Fat 101
- Total Fat 11.2 g
- Saturated Fat 1.1 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 18.1 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 107.3 g
- Dietary Fiber 50.8 g
- Sugars 62.8 g
- Protein 24.5 g