Difference between Chile Chipotle and Chile Morita

The morita pepper and the chipotle pepper have a few things in common. First of all, they are both two types of dried or dehydrated chili. Also, both were once jalapeno peppers. Even to prepare chipotle peppers, it is necessary to turn the jalapeño into morita, and then season it and get the famous chipotle.

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general The morita pepper is a jalapeño pepper that has been through the drying process and is sometimes even smoked. Its name comes from the Nahuatl xipoctli, which literally means smoked chili. 

For its creation, it is necessary to let it mature until it reduces in size, then it is smoked (at this point it is a morita chili) and seasoned (seasoned).

Some people prefer to use serrano chili or pasilla chili for its preparation.

Scoville scale This chili is hot. In fact, it is located in the middle part of the Scoville scale with between 30,000 and 50,000 units. It is a little less spicy than the morita chili. This may be due to the fact that the sweet flavor of piloncillo is often incorporated into its preparation. 

In any case, its classification places it with between 15,000 and 30,000 units.

Appearance The morita chili is dark in color. It is usually between 4 and 7 centimeters long. Chipotle is dark red or brown in color. It is usually accompanied by a dark red dressing or sauce.
Use Because it is a dry chili, it is used above all in the preparation of sauces and marinades. Some moles also incorporate it but not all. Sometimes it is minced and added as an accompaniment to some soups. As for chipotle, it is used for a wide variety of preparations. It can be used to prepare sauces and marinades. Many people simply use it as an accompaniment to any dish.

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