We had this little talk last week about Chipotle, and how much I adore it. I gave you a list of really great things you can make once you open an entire can.
And you all give me a bit of a sideways glance and said, “Or, you could just freeze it.”
Turns out, you all are much more brilliant than I will ever be. And that lead me to wonder what other things I let go to waste when, had I asked you all, I would have know that I could just freeze it and use it when I need it. So here is a list, you probably can tell that I love lists. Quick, organized, and to the point. LISTS! Here is another one for you:
Things You Didn’t Even Know You Can Freeze
(and by YOU, I really mean ME)
1. Fresh herbs. Seriously, who have even thought? Oh, that’s right, you. Not me, I never would have thought to chop a few chives, make sure the rest was dry, put it in a ziplock bag and then freeze it for later use. Brilliant.
2 tbs chopped cilantro
¼ cup chopped shallots
¼ cup champagne vinegar
¼ cup white wine
3 egg yolks
1 stick unsalted butter, melted
1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, canned
Add the cilantro, shallots, vinegar, and wine to a pan over medium heat. Allow to simmer and reduce until about 2 tbs of liquid remain, about ten minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
In a food processor add the reduction, egg yolks, chipotle and adobo sauce, process until well combined. Melt the butter until very hot and just starting to bubble. Remove the stopper from the top of the food processor lid. Turn on the food processor, allowing to process for a few seconds before beginning to slowly pour the melted butter into the food processor while it is still running. Allow to process until well combined and frothy, about 3 minutes.