With chipotle chillies the hot pick in the chilli world at present, the British chilli brand Trees Can’t Dance has launched its new, ultra versatile Chipotle Chilli Paste in Sainsbury’s.
From being an ideal last minute ingredient to add spice, heat and flavour to simple snacks and quick suppers to providing sure-fire chilli joy to marinades, dressings, sauces, soups, stir fries, curries and stews – the versatile paste is the perfect store cupboard saviour for the UK’s growing number of chilli-fiends.
Traditionally in Mexico, chipotle chillies are made with jalapeno chilli peppers, which are first left to dry out on the plant before being picked and then smoked. According to chilli-mad Trees Can’t Dance owner Dan May, this technique ensures the paste offers a good level of heat but most importantly the distinctive smoky taste, which has been intriguing UK taste buds in the last year.
The Trees Can’t Dance story began in 2005 after Dan picked up a burning desire for the feisty chilli peppers and gave up life as a musician, roadie and photographer to start growing chillies and making sauces in Northumberland. 6 years on and the Trees Can’t Dance range of chilli sauces, spice rubs, jams, chutneys and pickles which are all made with the finest natural ingredients can be found throughout the country. With Dan’s first book - The Red Hot Chilli Cookbook also available from the end of February, why not make 2012 the year of the chilli.
The Trees Can’t Dance Chipotle Paste is available in Sainsbury’s priced at around £1.65 for a 120g jar. The Red Hot Chilli Cookbook by Dan May is available in Amazon and on general release from the end of February, priced at £16.99.