Chipotle-Chili Paste for Smoking

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READY IN: 35mins
YIELD: 1 cup
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Split the peppers down the middle.
  • Put the garlic cloves over direct heat, either a gas burner or balanced on the grate of a grill.
  • Using a cast iron griddle, preheated on the grill or cooktop, place the split peppers skin side down.
  • Roast until skin is brown and getting crisp, but not so long they burn.
  • Turn peppers over.
  • Roast for about another 5 minutes. The garlic should be getting softened by now, with the skin burning off and some charred places on the cloves.
  • Remove peppers and garlic from heat.
  • Soak peppers in water to cover for about 10 minutes.
  • Put chipotles, with sauce, in blender. Add the soaked peppers, with water.
  • Add the garlic, after peeling it, and then pour in the oil.
  • Puree until a thick paste forms.
  • Don't, please, stick your nose down into the blender to see if it is sufficiently pureed. The fumes will make you cough and sneeze, at the least.
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