Our Gran Luchito Chipotle Paste is our hero product, and now takes pride of place in many a fridge and cupboard amongst Mexican food lovers in the UK and beyond. The paste is handmade in Mexico, and brings knockout flavour to any dish you add it to. It is made from a secret blend of Chipotle peppers (smoked and dried jalapeño chillies) and rare Mexican chillies. The taste begins with smokiness from the chillies, then sweetness from the caramelised onion, and finally the heat kicks in. In this article you can feast your eyes on our most delicious Chipotle Paste recipes, and then recreate them at home! We would love to see what you get up to in the kitchen, so don’t forget to tag us #granluchito.
Kicking things off for our Chipotle Paste Recipes is our Chicken and Chorizo Risotto Recipe. This one, as with all risottos, is more of a labour of love and needs a bit more attention. Chicken and chorizo go incredibly well together anyway, and the hit of smoky Chipotle Paste added livens this meaty dish up even more. We have used chicken thighs, but leftover roast chicken would also work really well in this hearty and flavoursome dish. A side of our Goat’s Cheese and Tomato Salad would go perfectly with this.
Next up has to be this epic Mexican breakfast recipe. A hearty, rich in flavor, and delicious dish that will keep you going all morning! Huevos Rancheros (meaning “ranch eggs”) is a typical breakfast served on rural Mexican farms! It features a rich sauce topped with eggs, sprinkled with cheese, grilled and served with warm tortillas or some nice crusty toasted bread. YUM. It is also the perfect Mexican vegetarian recipe.
Here’s our Smoky Mexican Steak recipe. The Chipotle Paste takes any cut of beef to the next level. It’s so addictive, that you will be wanting to marinade salmon, chicken, everything in it! After you’ve rubbed the paste into the steak, make sure it sits for a good hour before pan-frying, so that it’s full of Mexican flavour. Its sweetness and smokiness really compliments the flavour of the meat. This dish is best served with our Crispy Homemade Chips!
This Chipotle Chilli King Prawns recipe sure packs a punch! The juicy king prawns just work so well fried in the spicy and smoky Chipotle Paste butter. Follow this with a good squeeze of lemon juice and then sprinkle with parsley. This dish can be a starter or a main course. If it’s the latter, we like it served with some fresh crusty bread and our Roasted Pepper and Halloumi Salad. If king prawn recipes are your thing, then be sure to check out our Mexican Prawn Tacos and our King Prawn Sandwich.
You have to try this Spicy Chicken Stir Fry! It’s a great Chipotle Paste Recipe for Spring/Summer. Marinated tender chicken breasts, fresh ginger, spring onions, coriander and lime are wok-fried with veggies, egg noodles and peanuts. If you want something light, fresh and delicious, that incorporates our signature Gran Luchito smoky flavour, then this is it. It’s super easy, super healthy and super quick to make. Just make sure you have some chopsticks!
Our beautiful Roasted Pepper Salad With Halloumi is fantastic if you’re hungry but craving something healthy and fresh at the same time. A cheese joke could be added here, but I will refrain. Let’s just say, crispy golden chunks of roasted ciabatta and halloumi mixed in with roasted veg and topped with capers, coriander and lime wouldn’t go amiss. If not on it’s own, this salad would be great at a BBQ, or as an accompaniment to our Chipotle Marinated Chicken or Chipotle Glazed Salmon.
The Ultimate Chilli Con Carne recipe. One of the great Chipotle Paste Recipes to really get stuck into one rainy afternoon. Get excited and get that music turned on! For this, we have used melt-in-your-mouth chunks of slow-smoked chuck steak, instead of the usual mince. Serve it with rice typically, or in a bowl with toppings such as grated cheese, diced onions, sour cream, tortilla chips or cornbread for dunking. For a quicker, less extravagant version check out our Easy Chilli Con Carne. Ideas on what to do with chilli leftovers? Check out our Nine Ways To Eat Chilli.
Following on, our Vegan Chilli Con Carne had to have a mention. Loved by non-vegetarians alike, it is a hearty and satisfying dish made with butternut squash, peppers, chickpeas and kidney beans! So if you would like to give meat a rest for one night, try this. Chipotle Paste is added along with our Fire Roasted Serrano Chillies for the ultimate kick, and the result is truly enjoyable. Serve it with a side of our chipotle Refried Beans.
There is nothing more comforting than a big bowl of a warm and hearty stew on a cold winter day. Perhaps we would normally associate a stew with meat, but our Spicy Vegan Stew is a plant based option that carries all the flavour without having to use any meat. It’s all about building flavours, using aromatics and good seasoning. Our Chipotle Paste is a brilliant ingredient to add to your soups or stews; it not only adds a kick to your meals but it is also packed with loads of flavour in itself.
These Zesty Salmon Fishcakes we can’t get enough of! We have incorporated our Chipotle Paste in this recipe into the dip. This can then be dolloped on top of the fishcakes, or on the side for dunking. The paste is stirred into plain yogurt, with the zest of a lime, giving us chilli lime yogurt! Make a big batch of these on the weekend, and you can then freeze a few of them to be used at a later date, as an easy mid week meal. Plus, they are healthy as well as delicious. Serve them with either a salad for a light lunch, or our Crispy Homemade Chips.
Finally for our Chipotle Paste recipes, make a roast fit for a fiesta with this classic dish with a Mexican twist. A Mexican Roast Chicken recipe is not something to be overlooked! In fact, it’s highly likely that it will impress you so much that you make it Mexican every time. For this, we mix our Chipotle Paste with butter and spread it all over the whole chicken before roasting. It couldn’t be easier to prepare, so can easily be done on a weeknight, and the results speak for themselves. Serve it with either this Chipotle Potato Gratin or some Mexican Cauliflower Cheese.
So that’s it for our Chipotle Paste Recipes article! If you enjoyed reading it, please take a look at the following for more inspiration: Avocado Recipes, Chorizo Recipes, Mexican Beef Recipes, Mexican Pork Recipes, Mexican Chicken Recipes, Batch Cooking Recipes, Slow Cooker Mexican Recipes, Easy Mexican Recipes To Try At Home, Healthy Mexican Recipes, Mexican Chicken Recipes, Mexican Beef Recipes, Mexican Pork Recipes, Vegan Mexican Recipes, Mild Mexican Recipes For Fussy Eaters, Family Meal Ideas That Will Have Your Kids Asking For More