BLT Bites with Chipotle Mayo

Morita chiles are red, fully mature Chipotles. This gives them a unique, medium – hot smokey flavor which is popular in many Southwestern dishes. These can be added to sauces (including Mole) to add smokey flavor and maintain the red color of the sauces. These peppers are about 2-4 inches in length, 1 inch in width, and have a deep brick reddish brown color. The word Chipotle translated to smoked chile. Consider the Chipotle a 6.5 on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the hottest). Scoville heat units 7,000-25,000.

Suggested Use:
Use Morita in enchilada sauces, chili, stews, barbecue ribs, and corn bread. Their smoky quality combines well with poultry, meats and fall squash.

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Yields 10.

10 one inch wedges of lettuce
4 pieces cooked bacon
10 grape tomatoes
1/2 cup mayo
1 chipotle pepper (rehydrated in hot water, then drained)
1 tsp lime juice

Finely dice the chipotle pepper and mix together with lime juice and mayo, set aside.
On a skewer add tomato, bacon and lettuce.
Drizzle with chipotle mayo.

Adapted from a recipe from