The Morita Chilli, also known as Chipotle Morita chile is a smoked and dried jalapeño pepper. Morita peppers are a type of chipotle pepper made from smoked, red-ripe jalapeno peppers. The main difference is that Moritas are smoked for less time, which leaves them softer and retains their slightly fruity flavor. Roughly 1 – 4” in size with a red brown colouring and an earthy yet fruity heat, the Morita Chilli can be used in a variety of ways and is usually rehydrated before being added to sauces, stews and salsas.
The smoky undertone of the Morita Chilli means it’s ideal for pairing with other chillies including the Guajillo Chile, especially when used in Adobo sauce. Perfect for adding just the right amount of heat to your favourite dishes, the Morita chile is a great all round ingredient for Mexican cuisine. Shop our Morita chillies.