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Does anyone know how to make the delicious enchilada sauces found in most
restaurants? It's actually a mild kind of on the light orange/red side.
Most recipes I've tried come out a dark red and too spicy.

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On Nov 14, 7:54*am, mack the knife wrote:
Does anyone know how to make the delicious enchilada sauces found in most
restaurants? *It's actually a mild kind of on the light orange/red side..


That's a Tex-Mex *chili* sauce which has tomato sauce in it. Most of
the "Mexican food" that Americans in the Southwest eat is actually Tex-
Mex, which is a blending of two traditions of cooking, American and
Mexican.

Most recipes I've tried come out a dark red and too spicy.


That's a Mexican style *chile* sauce which has *no* tomato sauce in
it. The color comes from the red chiles themselves.

If you make your own *chile* sauce, you need to know your tolerance
for
heat.

Google up "scoville" in this newsgroup to find the relative "heat" of
the various
chiles used to Mexican cooking.

There is another factor besides the amount of capsacin in the chiles.

It's the *nictotine* taste that some chiles, like poblanos, have.

When poblanos are dried, they are called "anchos", meaning "wide".
They still have a slight nicotine taste after drying.

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On Sat, 14 Nov 2009 15:54:10 GMT, mack the knife wrote:

Does anyone know how to make the delicious enchilada sauces found in most
restaurants? It's actually a mild kind of on the light orange/red side.
Most recipes I've tried come out a dark red and too spicy.


. I
despise most dried chiles and making them into sauce multiplies that
hatred by 3.

The enchilada sauce made in restaurants could be anything - probably
cream and butter are included, and it's maybe 10% chiles and 40%
tomatoes. It had to be to make it palatable.

-sw


Maybe true where you live Steve, but still an overly broad opinion, not
based on any fact.


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On Dec 9, 4:12*pm, "Nunya Bidnits" [email protected]
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Maybe you can enlighten me further on the differences in what is commonly
sold as chili ancho.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancho


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"Nunya Bidnits" wrote in message
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little man upon the stair said:


-SNIP-


There is another factor besides the amount of capsacin in the chiles.

It's the *nictotine* taste that some chiles, like poblanos, have.



MartyB in KC


The first time I had a Smoked Green Jap , (He called it a Chipotle) it
was like chewing on a dry plug of Tobacco. It was truly a Hideous
experience. I have smoked red chipotles for many years and enjoy eating
them whole with food. That evil green ******* was horrible




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"Nunya Bidnits" wrote in
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little man upon the stair said:


-SNIP-


There is another factor besides the amount of capsacin in the
chiles.

It's the *nictotine* taste that some chiles, like poblanos, have.



MartyB in KC


The first time I had a Smoked Green Jap , (He called it a Chipotle)
it was like chewing on a dry plug of Tobacco. It was truly a Hideous
experience. I have smoked red chipotles for many years and enjoy
eating them whole with food. That evil green ******* was horrible




Jap?????What are you doing to those poor people? You smoke them?


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