Dried Chile Morita is a variety of Chile Chipotle, Morita is spanish for black berry or black raspberry; literally "little purple one" because of their purple color. This is a description of how the chipotle looks. Most chipotle chiles are produced in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua. Almost all of the chipotle chiles found in the United States are of the morita variety. Chipotles can be purchased in many different forms, including chipotle powder, chipotle pods, chipotles en adobo in a can, concentrated chipotle base and wet chipotle meat marinade. Chipotles have a definite heat, but also a distinctive smoky flavor. The flesh is thick and so the chile is best if used in a slow-cooked dish rather than raw. Add whole chipotles to a soup, stew or in the braising liquid for meats. Chipotles are also a fine accompaniment to beans or lentils.
Scoville heat rating (SHU) of 5,000 - 10,000