September 12, 2010

666 Alarm Habaņero Salsa

This one is absurdly, stupidly hot. I did a taste test with El Yucateco, and this one is not only hotter, but it's much more pleasant. It amplifies the fruitiess of the habaņero and has a rapid but not instantaneous burn that grows until you wonder what the hell you were thinking and where did I put the fire extinguisher.


Needless to say, I really like it.

Previous warnings apply. Do not attempt if you can't take a little pain. Or a lot.

  • 40 habaņero chiles, stems removed, cut in half
  • One cup thick and pulpy homemade apple juice
  • The juice of 6 limes
  • One medium tomato, coarsly chopped
  • One teaspoon salt
  • Two tablespoons sugar
Combine everything and cook, stirring gently to boiling. Simmer 15 minutes. Process with a food mill. Heat to boiling again and process for storage by whatever method you like. I pressure canned mine, but whatever.

Yields 3 cups plus a bit

Posted by Hal Eckhart at September 12, 2010 10:21 PM
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