Product Recommendation, Salads and Vegetables

Chipotle Sweet Potatoes

Chipotle in adobo sauce. I heard Alton Brown use this product once and that was enough to pique my interest. I’ve been hearing chipotle everywhere and I doubted I could get my hands on any in our little red dot.

Then one day while browsing through the aisles at Cold Storage Kovan, I saw a can of chipotle in adobo sauce! The very same thing that Alton Brown mentioned and used. I was mighty excited and so bought a can without even looking at the price! (It turned out to be almost four dollar 😦 )

Before using this can, I surfed the net for the best possible way to use it. Alton Brown’s sweet potatoes with chipotle in adobo sauce seemed to be my best bet. His recipe called for steaming two sweet potatoes and then adding butter and one whole can of the chipotle peppers with one teaspoon of the sauce that comes with it. I chose to bake my sweet potatoes since I was baking chicken anyway but when it came to whizzing the potatoes, I was very scared to put in one whole can. I mean, a whole can for two potatoes seemed crazy but I had 5 potatoes and I was already scared to put in a whole can. So, I took out three chilli peppers and followed his recipe of adding one teaspoon of the adobo sauce. Whizz with butter, salt and serve warm.

The result? It was all right but I did’nt quite like the vinegary taste that was the result of adding that teaspoon of adobo sauce. Anyway, when paired with my roasted chicken, it was of course good. It’s worth trying if you want something different that regular mashed potatoes.

Read the reviews online and decide if you want to buy. I think it's worth experimenting with.
What's in that adobo sauce?
This is how a chipotle pepper looks like.
Alton Brown's Chipotle Sweet Potatoes
Chipotle Sweet Potatoes with Roasted Chicken and Side of Vegetables.
Use it in place of mashed potatoes...for a change.

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