Cooking with Dried Chilies

Ingredient
July 28, 2011

Cooking with dried chiles brings twice the flavor with half the heat.

Dried Chiles
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Dried chiles are the basis for most traditional enchilada and mole sauces and they’re a frequent flier in Indian cuisine.

You can find dried chiles in plastic bags in the produce section and sometimes in bulk. To bring out their flavor, try toasting in a skillet, then rehydrating with chicken broth or another liquid. They provide a rich flavor without all the heat of fresh chiles.

Smoky Dry Mole-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin

Smoky Dry Mole-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin

Smoke-grilling brings out the complexity of this exotic spice blend.

enchilada dip

Creamy Enchilada Dip

This dip made with ancho chiles and sour cream tastes like red enchilada sauce; serve it with salty tortilla chips.

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