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Xxxx-Hot Carribbean Habanero Hot Sauce

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  • 12 Habanero peppers; hand picked
  • 4 -(up to)
  • 5 Dried; smoked Jalapenos (can use fresh; if desired)
  • 2 Papayas
  • 3 tb Chopped onion
  • 1/4 c Vinegar; or more
  • 2 tb Lime juice
  • 1 tb Salt
  • 1 tb Sugar
  • 1 pn Cinnamon (can omit; if desired)
  • 1 pn Garlic
  • 1/4 c Mustard; or less


~Hydrate the dried jalapenos. Retain approx. 1/4 cup of the liquid.
~Chop all solids. Throw into blender with liquid ingredients. "Liquify" for a good, long time ... goal here is to do away with all chunks of anything. Note: I left seeds & "flesh" of peppers intact. For a more mild sauce, you may want to extract these
~Once mixture is very smooth, cook over very low heat for 30-60 minutes. Stir often. During this time, taste (as much as you are able to), and add add'l amounts of desired ingredients until you acheive the taste you desire. Goal is to come up with a sauce that is sweet at first taste, then leaves a healthy amount of pain as the taste fades away.
~Remove from heat, cool 30-60 minutes.
~Strain mixture to extract liquid, leave behind seeds, pulp, etc. This will take a while - be patient.
~Store extracted liquid in an air-tight container, or in a sealed bottle. Time will increase heat & taste.
Note: Like many cooks, I created this with no precise measurements ... it was a total experiment & actually turned out very well (though very painful). Please feel free to alter/experiment.
From Glen Hosey's Recipe Collection Program, Posted to MM-Recipes Digest V3 #239
Date: Mon, 02 Sep 1996 12:02:26 -0400
From: Walt Gray <>