I'm not sure why I am not so keen on that stuff. I'll have to try more brands, anyone have a favorite, or one you hate? My god, I just threw away a really big jar of sliced jalapenos, they were just inedible, had a really weird, metallic, mixed with sugar, or something flavor. How do you say UGH! in espanol? I think it was Montecito brand. This is odd, I have never had a complaint with any other brands, mostly canned. Embasa, et al. But be warned about Montecito. Like $5 down the drain.
Anybody seen ripe, canned serranos? I read somewhere that some folks don't like ripe (red) serranos, but I don't know why. To me, especially in jalapenos, the green quality (chlorophyl, or whatever) is a bit too much, and I always poke around in the bins for orange or red chiles. On habaneros, I never see anything but the orange ones. That's okay, the ripe ones are hot enough!
But on chipotles, yeah, I can see them maybe going into eggs, with some of that spicy sausage, you know what I mean. And I always like sprinkling a little cracked red pepper (like folks use on pizza) in pasta dishes, even without any tomato sauce. It might be interesting to throw some chipotles into pasta, and here's a good question for ya'll: About ten years ago, I was fond of a Stouffer's frozen product, I have not seen anything like it lately. It was a "mexican" pasta, made with corn meal, I thought it was really good. I'll recreate the thing if I can locate the "pasta".
Okay, bon appetit, ya'll!
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