Chilis in Adobo sauce! Ever since having Carnitas the other day with a Chipotle Wine sauce, I've been wanting to duplicate the sauce to use at home. I searched and searched the internet and finally found a recipe with what I thought were the ingredients I identified in the sauce. Had everything I needed at home except for the Chilis in Adobo sauce, so picked up some today and started cookin'
Got it reduced a bit and gave it a taste test and about bit off my tongue! I had doubled the recipe and therefore put in two chopped Chilis and wish I had stuck with half the amount! That stuff packs some serious heat!!!
As much as I hate the stuff, I added more ketchup and when that didn't make a difference, I added more brown sugar which helped slightly. Finally in desperation I dug out the powdered coco and made a slurry before adding a bit at a time after straining the sauce to remove any chunks of Chilis and the seeds. The Coco toned it down somewhat, but removing the bits of peppers and the seeds made it tolerable to this pansy Gringo.
The recipe definitely called for too much wine and apple cider vinegar, so will cut those back next time and I think it will be a good sauce
Got a pork butt and some ribs laid out for tomorrow, so will see how it actually tastes with the meat