Feature Spice: Chipotle Chilli Powder

Botanical Name:

Capsicum Frutescens

Taste Profile

A rich, smokey & medium-heat chilli powder that's earthy & tangy.

Parts Used:

The Jalapeno’s ripe red flesh which eventually dries and shrivels up after undergoing the smoking process.

History:

Originating in Chihuahua, Chipotle Chilli Powder is a Mexican favourite, made from the Morita variety of Jalapenô Peppers that have been smoked whole over a wood fire for days then ground. It's believed the Aztecs used this smoking process to preserve the thick-fleshed jalapenôs as they tended to rot before drying.

Perfect For:

Chipotle Chilli Powder provides a delicious, smokey yet moderate heat to both red & white protein. Use it to add incredible depth to chilli con carne, stews, sauces, & casseroles. Or add some boldness to soups & salsa. If you're feeling daring, add it to a hot chocolate for a winter warmer with a smokey, sweet kick.

Non-Culinary Uses:

Chipotle Chilli Powder has been known to aid in weight loss, improve digestion, and reduce blood pressure.

*Please consult your health care professional if your intended use is in place of prescribed medications.

Blends to Try:

Taco Seasoning – Mix our incredible Chipotle Chilli Powder with some Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Oregano, Cumin Seeds, Chilli Flakes, Paprika and Black Pepper to create an incredible Taco mix that is sure to hit the spot!

Release the Flavour:

This chilli thrives in fatty foods, so add with caution. Dilute water or cook with less fat to curb the heat while still imparting the smoky flavour.

Pairs Beautifully With:

P2P's all natural Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, and Cumin Seeds. Check them out along with the rest of our amazing range in store or on our website!

Recipe Inspiration:

  • Chipotle Bacon and Egg Pie
  • Mexican Chocolate De Crème

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