August heat is settled in, you’ve made countless trips to water, weed, and harvest things from your garden and if you are like me you have let some go too long. I always plant Jalapenos for salsa and our Mexican food obsession but I don’t care for food to be super hot and spicy. We pick fresh peppers and freeze them for later and then toward the end of the growing season the pepper plants just get loaded! I hate to let anything go to waste and a few years ago I started making chipotles and well, I don’t know how we lived before we added these smokey flavorful spicy pieces of greatness to our diet!
In soups, in salads, in any kind of meat dish these things just make the food taste awesome! Here is my process and its probably the easiest thing you will make and trust me everyone will love it.
Start with green jalapeños or red it doesn’t really matter.
Place peppers on the rack or on some foil if they are small, shut all the vents and forget about it for 12 hours or so. All you want to do is keep a fire going long enough to char and dry those dudes out to where they look like they are burned to a crisp literally.
Make a difference!