I love the multitude of flavour that can be extracted from a vast variety of chillies. You get the hot punch of a birds eye chilli that is so different from the smokiness derived from chipotles. Where I think chipotles really make their mark is within a Mexican mole sauce. When trying to create my own chipotle sauce I found it rather difficult to find whole chipotles in Melbourne, until I stumbled across Del Sol whole chipotle peppers while visiting Ocean Grove in Victoria. These peppers come in their own pickling sauce that can be easily mixed with some Greek yoghurt or a tomato puree and blended to make your own Mexican-inspired sauce at home.
The Olive Pit
71 The Terrace, Ocean Grove
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