DAY #5 - Morita Chili Pepper

neil bougourd | 04 December, 2023

            DAY #5 - Morita Chili Pepper

So when is a chip
smoked and maybe chilly?
But still quite fruity?
Morita is s type of Chipotle chili. They are made from red, ripe jalapeño chili peppers. They are dried and smoked and have a slightly sweeter flavour than the more traditional chipotle.
To Reconstitute dried chilis:

1 - Cut off the stems and make a vertical slit. Pull open the chili and remove the seeds.

2 - Heat up a skillet. Use a spatula to press them into a DRY, hot pan (15/30 secs each side). It is really important that you do not burn them as they will taste bitter.

3 - Once they have been roasted, place them in a bowl and cover them with hot water ( not boiling). Let them soak for 20-30 minutes.


Morita Sauce


1/4 cup mayonnaise

1 cup sour cream

2 morita chilis ( reconstituted)

1/2 lime , juiced

1 garlic cloves, peeled

salt to taste


Blend everything together - add more lime juice if needed.

Put in an airtight container for uptown a week.

Perfect for fajitas, tacos, nachos...