My Secret Ingredient
A few of you have noticed that a lot of my recipes use chipotle powder. I have a confession to make: it goes in even more stuff than what I publish here.
Have you ever cooked something, tasted it and just thought it was a bit flat? Salt, pepper, vinegar… depending on the recipe, I may add all of these things. But sometimes it’s still lacking something indescribable.
That something is chipotle powder.
I know, it sounds weird. But there’s something about it that adds depth and flavor without a significant amount of heat. I can add it to almost anything and the Tiny Kitchen Assistant doesn’t protest.
It doesn’t take much — anywhere from a sprinkle to a 1/4 tsp to get the effect — but it makes a huge difference.