quote:Originally posted by Donna:
(These instructions are for a Cookshack electric smoker. Adapt as needed for an FEC.)
From the Cookshack newsletter ON Q
It's easy to smoke your own chipotles in a Cookshack smoker. Cookshack's friend and customer, Chef R. L. Gomez, tells us how he does it:
Select large, red jalapeno peppers.
Wash and dry.
Place whole peppers on smoker's grills – use a Cookshack Seafood Grill to ensure that peppers do not fall through the rack.
Do not allow the peppers to touch. This is important for even circulation of heat and smoke.
Smoke at 225ºF for four hours with 4 ounces of hickory wood. Turn the oven temperature down to 150-175ºF.
Leave the peppers in the smoker for 24 hours, until completely dry.
They will be dark red, wrinkly, and flattened out.
Jalapenos are ripening around here. Time to try smoking up some chipotle chilies. Used 4 oz of pecan/oak. I followed instructions/technique from Donna of CS: