Thanks to improved breeding and feeding practices, today’s pork is slim and trim. It’s also low in cholesterol and has the Health Check nod of approval from the Heart and Stroke Foundation. And it tastes great – especially with our tangy orange-garlic marinade. Double the recipe if feeding a crowd.
What are they? Chipotles are dried, smoked jalapeño peppers. It’s their seeds that make them ultra spicy. The peppers have a seductive, smoky, fiery-sweet taste and often a light hint of chocolatey flavour. Used extensively in Mexican cooking, they liven up soups, stews, chilies and sauces. Some of the best southern rib sauces get their winning character from chipotles.
How to buy You can buy chipotles dried and whole or in cans in a thick adobo sauce in many grocery stores. The adobo sauce is a very spicy tomato sauce that takes on the smoky taste of the chipotles, and it’s mighty hot so it’s marvellous added to a dish as well as the soft chipotles. Chipotles are also sold puréed in small jars in the same section where you’ll find the bottled garlic, and you can buy chipotle-flavoured Tabasco sauce. When substituting one for the other in a recipe, begin by adding the same amount, then taste and add more if needed.