Thursday, September 4, 2008

How to freeze chipotle chilies

Almost all recipes that call for chipotle chilies call for one chili and 2 tsp of adobo sauce (the sauce in the can). But then you have a whole can of chilies left. Here is how you freeze them. Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper. Place the chilies on the waxed paper with plenty of space between them. I didn't leave enough space between the chilies in the picture. Divide the sauce between the chilies. Freeze. When the chilies are frozen, tear the waxed paper between each chili and wrap around the individual chilies. This may be enough if you have left enough waxed paper between the chilies. If you are like me and haven't, then wrap the individual chilies in saran wrap. Place all the chilies in a Ziploc freezer bag and store in the freezer. For recipes using chipotle chilies, search for chipotle in the search box in top left corner of my blog by the orange letter B. By the way, a chipotle chili is a smoked jalapeno pepper.

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