Chipotle cream

Chipotle is a smoked jalapeño pepper. You can find it dry or In adobo sauce. They are so flavorful, so smoky and also very, very spicy. I love using the chipotles in adobo sauce because it is perfect when you just want to add a little smokiness to your dish without being very hot. I remember when I was in junior high I took cooking classes, there was this recipe we were making that day it was called “Guisado de Chamberete” Which is a cut of meat stewed in tomato sauce and chipotle peppers. Me and my friends were having so much fun talking instead of paying attention that we added a whole can of chipotle peppers ( it was a tiny 4oz can) instead ONE chipotle pepper to the dish. The result was.. inedible. I have the highest respect for them ever since. Well, this chipotle cream is nothing like that dish, except it is smoky.  The adobo sauce from the chipotle peppers gives it just the right amount of heat with a sweet smoky taste. It is also very versatile, it would be perfect for fish tacos, corn on the cob, as a condiment for a spicy twist on your hamburger, it is delicious any way you chose to eat it. It is also very simple to make, you just need a couple of key ingredients. 

This is how I make it.

First things first. These are the main characters. Chipotles in adobo sauce and Mexican cream. My grocery store, which is the best grocery store (if you ask me) carries “Norteñita” which is the same brand we have back home in Monterrey and it’s everybody’s favorite. If you don’t Norteñita dont’ worry, any other band of Mexican cream would do fine. 

In a bowl mix the Mexican cream, mayo, adobo sauce, garlic powder, salt and crush black pepper. 

That’s it! Super easy, right? I think I’m going to make me some oven bake potato fries and dip them in this sauce. I’ll be right back!

Recipe is next! 

 


 

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Hello, my name is Marisol Chancellor. I was born and raised in Monterrey Mexico. I’ve been living in Texas for 12 years and even when I love barbeque, fruit cobblers and sweet tea, there’s something that has the power of transporting me right back to my mom’s kitchen and gives me a little piece of home, cooking. I grew up in the kitchen and for me, memories are always linked to food, and behind the food, well, there’s always a story that comes along. So, please let me share with you my love for cooking and while we are at it, let’s share some memories, because let’s be honest, we are also hungry for nostalgia.

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