Chipotle powder is perfect way to added a little (or a lot!) of heat and
smoky flavors to all kinds of sauces and condiments.
Mayonnaise: Mix a little chipotle powder into mayonnaise to make
a chipotle sandwich spread with a little hot and smoky
zing. How much chipotle powder to add depends to personal taste, but a
good place to start is 1/2 teaspoon per cup of mayo for a basic chipotle
mayonnaise. For fancier versions try adding an additional two teaspoons
fresh lime juice, a generous tablespoon finely chopped cilantro, two
medium cloves of finely minced garlic, or even a 1/2 teaspoon of one of
your favorite Mexican spice such as cumin or Mexican oregano. Delicious!
Aioli: Aioli is a sauce containing olive oil, garlic and usually
eggs, or basically a garlic flavored mayonnaise. It is often served as a
complement to fish and other seafood, vegetables, eggs and as a sandwich
spread. To one cup of mayo add 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder( a whole
teaspoon for the fearless!!), five cloves finely chopped garlic, two
tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice, 1/4 cup Dijon mustard and one
tablespoon white wine vinegar. Refrigerate the chipotle aioli at least
one hour before serving to let the flavors meld. Of course a fresh mayo
can be made by slowly added one cup olive oil too two pasteurized egg
yolks in a food processor or blender.
Mix 1-1/2 teaspoons chipotle powder into one cup salt and shake in a
sealed container until evenly mixed.
- To make a quick
Adobo sauce add one teaspoon chipotle powder to a 1/4 cup steak
sauce or ketchup and stir well.
- Chipotle powder adds a wonderful smoky accent to Guacamole. It
can even be lightly sprinkled on avocado slices for a garnish or to
top a spicy Cobb salad.