chipotle peppers for the first time on Thursday. Chipotles are smoked dried jalapenos that are often packed in adobo sauce, a nice smoky sauce with tomatoes, garlic, vinegar, salt, and spices. I really enjoy the smoky heat that the chipotles and adobo sauce adds; I've been throwing it into random recipes such as my Mexican corn to use up the opened can.
I bought the chipotles in adobo for my fish tacos on Thursday. It's been quite warm recently and fish tacos are a great warm weather dish as many of the accompaniments are served chilled / room temperature. Usually I like to make mango salsa which is a very summery dish, but I didn't have time to get mangoes last week. I basically followed the epicurious recipe for baja fish tacos with some inexpensive dover sole from Costco, the southwestern slaw and the chipotle pico de gallo (although I added some lime juice and a little bit of garlic and jalapenos). I wouldn't recommend using dover sole in the future; it gets a little too watery when cooked. The marinade was quite nice, although I did undersalt it just a touch. I liked the chipotle pico de gallo; I make pico de gallo a lot and I liked the smokiness that the chipotle adds. I didn't care for the southwestern slaw; the honey didn't really combine well with the slaw. I prefer my own slaw concoction for tacos. Not the prettiest picture, but see below: