Friday, July 6, 2012

Chipotle Corn Salsa Love

I love the Corn Salsa at Chipotle Restaurant. I usually get the chicken soft tacos with only chicken, cheese, sour cream, and a lot of the corn salsa. I have wanted to try to make it at home for a while now. I found a recipe on a website called ChipotleFan and they say that their version is courtesy of Chipotle, so it may be the real deal. When we went to the grocery store we ran into a few snags, they didn't have corn on the cob, or poblano chilies, and they only had green jalapenos and no red ones, so we just got the green ones, used frozen corn and skipped the poblanos. Still came out really close!

Here's what we ended up using:
5 cups corn 
2 jalapenos
1/2 red onion
1/4 cup cilantro
1 tablespoon lime juice

Roast the corn in the oven at 350. 

Take out and stir every 20 min or so.

Ours took about 1 1/2 hours to be done. (Nicely golden to light brown)

While you are waiting chop the rest of the ingredients.

Seed the jalapenos and take out the membranes. Then chop finely.

A little red onion.

And finally the cilantro.

Throw them all in a bowl and add the lime juice.

Add the corn once it has cooled.

Stir it up and let it sit in the fridge to get "happy"


We also made a smoked chicken for the soft taco filling. Tim is teaching me his smoker grill secrets before we move.

After about 4 hours the chicken is done. Take it off the bones and chop it up.

And of course you have to make homemade flour tortillas!

Now add a little cheese, a little chicken and some fresh corn salsa to your tortilla and voila!

Don't forget your homemade Mango Margarita!

But wait there's more! 
I decided to complete our south of the border themed meal I would make my 
Mexican Hot Chocolate Brownies. 

Mexican Hot Chocolate brownies-
1 box Duncan Hines fudge brownie mix
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 bag dark chocolate chips

Follow instructions for fudge brownies.
(2 eggs, 1/2 cup oil, 1/4 cup water. Bake at 325 for approximately 30 minutes.)

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