Monday, September 8, 2014

Frozen Chipotle Puree

As you may know, I love anything that will save me time in the kitchen. Prepping large quantities of an ingredient ahead of time and storing it in the freezer is one of those things. And that's exactly what I do to have some handy chipotle puree to add some smoky spice to dishes.

I start with canned chipotles in adobo sauce.You can use as few or as many cans as you want! I happened to have 3 in my pantry so that's how many I used. Dump the contents of the can into a blender or small food processor and pulse to chop up those chipotles. How chunky or smooth you make the puree is a matter of personal preference; I had some chunks left in mine.

The next step is to scoop out your puree and pour into ice cube trays, one tablespoon at a time. As you can see I ended up with 31 tablespoons of puree. I've been using these Fresh Baby trays with lids for freezing so many things since Little C was born and I love them!

And now when I make chili or taquitos or enchiladas or anything else that might need a little zing, all I have to do it pull a couple cubes out of the freezer!


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