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Chipotle-garlic paste for use in cooking

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Finished paste, ready for the fridge

I thought of this and now I have a small jar of it in the fridge awaiting my next stir-fry cooking. I haven’t yet tried it, but it sounded good to me.

Chipotle-garlic paste

1 small can chipotles in adobo
6 dried chipotles, stem cut off
12 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped

Put the above into a blender — or, in my case, into the plastic beaker that came with my immersion blender — and blend until smooth. Transfer the paste to a jar and refrigerate.

Use 1-2 tablespoons when cooking a stir-fry to add chipotle and garlic flavor.

Update: I chop the garlic cloves a bit — or, just for fun, slice them thinly using my garlic mandoline — because garlic cloves are sort of streamlined and can slip through a food processor unharmed sometimes. Probably wouldn’t happen with a blender, immersion or otherwise, but it takes but a few seconds to coarsely chop them.

I thought the chipotles and garlic were enough, but next time I might add an inch or two of fresh ginger root, thinly sliced and then chopped, if I have some good ginger root on hand.

Another update: I tried making it in my food processor. This leaves the garlic in small bits, as if minced, a variation that will also work.

Written by Leisureguy

3 July 2022 at 3:23 pm

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  1. Holy Mary, Mother of God! Do you have any more like this. I made this today and it is amazing!

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    Teresa Lopez

    3 July 2022 at 4:27 pm

  2. It’s a rainy and chilly day here, but your comment brightened it up considerably for me. Thank you. I just updated the post with another thought.

    I generally just make up recipes as I go, and occasionally a get a good one. You can browse recipes using the “Search Categories” thing at the right. And of course there’s the “Useful Posts” page which has a section on cooking and a section on recipes. For sauces, this post is a good resource.

    Thanks again. You warmed the cockles of my heart.



    3 July 2022 at 4:53 pm

  3. That is indeed a flattering comment, LOL! No wonder it made your day! I think this sounds like a really useful thing to have on hand. I always have a jar of pureed chipotles in adobo sauce in my fridge, but adding garlic and some ginger might be a really tasty adaptation.



    3 July 2022 at 5:13 pm

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