Habanero Pepper Recipes

Habanero peppers are hot! Find recipes for habaneros, including jerk chicken, habanero sauces for BBQ and hot wings, and habanero pepper jelly, rated, reviewed, and trusted.

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Bob's Habanero Hot Sauce - Liquid Fire

Rating: 4.77 stars
Using fewer habanero peppers can reduce the spiciness in this extremely hot habanero hot sauce. The sauce works wonders as a pick-up for Bloody Mary drinks. Flavors meld wonderfully and the sauce keeps nicely for a long time. Warning: A dash is all you need and it is best to use gloves when handling the habanera peppers.

Habanero Hellfire Chili

Rating: 4.72 stars
Tasty chili whose name says it all! Note: Whole Anaheim peppers are not widely available; this ingredient is optional, and you can use hot pepper sauce instead.

Grilled Salmon with Habanero-Lime Butter

Rating: 4.6 stars
Grilled salmon marinated in orange juice, lime juice, tequila, and habanero peppers, then served with a habanero-lime butter. Remove the seeds from the peppers to tame the heat. You may wish to wear rubber gloves while chopping peppers to protect your hands from the spicy oils.

Habanero Salsa

Rating: 4.6 stars
This is a variation of regular fresh salsa with the addition of a habanero pepper. This salsa is not for lightweights.

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Craig's Mystic Wings

Rating: 4.73 stars
Made with EIGHT habanero chile peppers, these wings are very, very HOT. Wear gloves to chop the peppers. Be warned, and be careful! Serve with ice cold beer and antacid!

Egusi Soup

Rating: 4.44 stars
This soup is native to West Africa (Nigeria) and many of my American as well as Nigerian friends have enjoyed it. It is a great soup for those who like to try something different every once in a while. Ground Egusi seeds give this soup a unique color and flavor. If you can't find Egusi seeds, you can substitute pumpkin seeds. Any combination of crab, shrimp and smoked fish can be used in place of the shrimp. Drained, smoked oysters and chicken can be used in place of the beef.

Jamaican Jerk Chicken

Rating: 3.99 stars
Hot, succulent Jamaican Jerk Chicken is a tropical treat. You'll love the heat and flavor of this fiery marinade.

Achiote Paste

Rating: 3.78 stars
This is the recipe for the paste used to make Puerco Pibil...you know, so you don't have to go buy the weak stuff.

Hot Pepper Sauce - A Trinidadian Staple

Rating: 4.72 stars
Trinidadians LOVE their 'peppa' sauce, and this one is full of flavour and heat! Sooooo easy to make -- no cooking, just your blender to create this taste of the islands. Try using different peppers to vary the flavour and heat. Use over meats, in sandwiches and stews. Trinis use it in anything savoury!

Sweet and Kickin' Mango-Habanero Hot Sauce

Rating: 5 stars
A complex fruity hot sauce highlighting the superb pairing of the Caribbean habanero alongside the wonderful succulent flavors of the mango. This recipe is not for the faint at heart; it has a very sweet beginning with a kick at the end. This golden sauce is delectable.

Runaway Bay Jamaican Chicken

Rating: 4.17 stars
I got this recipe from my sister, who searches for delicious and unusual dishes. This one lit up the family, and everyone loved it. As it got passed around to family and friends, slight changes occurred. For instance, you can omit the cilantro if you don't care for it or use less nutmeg and more cloves; the possibilities are endless. Just be sure you use caution when working with habaneros. Rubber gloves would be ideal.

Inspiration and Ideas

Orange Spice Pork Chops
Rating: Unrated
"Very good! And if some aren't so hot on the hot stuff, just reserve the habanero for those who like the spicier chops." – sweetpotato
Sweet and Sour Jam
Rating: Unrated
"Will make this recipe over and over. My kids loved it, and we even shared some jars with neighbors who now think I am the MASTER of canning!" – Tina Collette Russell

Jamaican Fried Snapper

Rating: 4.8 stars

We cooked this traditional 'escovitch' dish of fried fish with my grandmother the night before church, so we could serve it after the service the next day at a large communal meal.