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Chilean Merquen Smoked Chili

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Chilean Merquen Smoked Chili,

 

anyone played with it?

 

I crusted Halibut with it tonight, and liked it, but it was kind of subtle.

Maybe I just need to add a lot more...

 

Chilean Merquen Smoked Chili 

 


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I put it on all kinds of things but mostly olive oil is added to the powder for drizzling. In (southern) Chile they also put it on pizzas.

 

Found the pre-packaged merquen from supermarket to be sub-par. At the market in southern Chile, especially in the areas which are strongholds of Mapuche folks, the stallholders let you have a taste of their various versions of merquen before buying. Every stallholder has their own mixes and sources. I bought several kilos in total and whilst I enjoyed them all the best chilies were the whole dried smoked ones sold in a net.

 

It's time I returned to Chile!

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