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