A chipotle pepper is a red Jalapeño chilie, ripened, dried, and smoked through a special process. Derived from the Aztec word meaning smoke, jalapeños are placed over huge pits and smoke is blown through tunnels running underground.
Chipotle Characteristics – A unique warm heat and smoky flavour, chipotles are packed in a red adobo sauce made from lightly seasoned tomato broth.
Embasa chipotles are completely shielded from all the elements during processing to produce an exceptional product. Tan – brown, veined and ridged, they are 5-10 cm long and 2.5 cm in diameter. Medium-thick fleshed, with a subtle deep rounded heat, they are excellent in sauces, soups, and as a seasoning for meats and stews.