Mango Chipotle Margaritas
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.
1 cup chopped mango, parially frozen
1 cup crushed ice
2 tbsp fresh lime juice
3 oz tequila
1 oz triple sec
1/4 tsp chipotle powder (grind dried chile in coffee grinder till a fine powder)
Blend all ingredients together until smooth (unless you have a high-powered blender, I recommend using a food processor. This is thick stuff!). Garnish with 1 slice of lime and 1 slice of jalapeño.