Chipotle-Dill Cream Sauce
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.
Use Morita in enchilada sauces, chili, stews, barbecue ribs, and corn bread. Their smoky quality combines well with poultry, meats and fall squash.
8 oz. sour cream
2 Tbsp. milk
1 Tbsp. finely snipped fresh chives
1/2 can of Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, drained and finely chopped
1/2 tsp. adobo sauce
Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and whisk together. Makes about 1 cup.
Excellent served with fresh Salmon.