Habanero Pepper Recipes

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Bob's Habanero Hot Sauce - Liquid Fire

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

Craig's Mystic Wings

Rating: Unrated
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: Unrated
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 Fried Snapper

Rating: Unrated
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.

Mango-Habanero Chicken Wings

Rating: Unrated
Being a big fan of restaurant-style mango-habanero wings, I set out to create something similar. I found multiple recipes online, but none seemed up to my standards. After about a year of making a few and combining different ideas, I came up with this one. Every time I've made this, it's been a huge hit and people are always asking me for the recipe, so here it is. The cornstarch absorbs extra moisture and forms a very thin crispy crust on the wings. It's not a heavy breading, it just adds a bit of crunch.

Jamaican Jerk Chicken

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

Habanero Hot Sauce

Rating: Unrated
This sauce is very hot, but not too insane. For maximum heat increase habaneros as desired.

Washabinaros Chili

Rating: Unrated
What happens when you have a Japanese friend that likes chili? You make him wasabi chili.

Achiote Paste

Rating: Unrated
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.

Inspiration and Ideas

Orange Spice Pork Chops

"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

"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

Spicy Shrimp in Cream Sauce

Rating: Unrated

Shrimp in a spicy cream sauce to be served as an appetizer with hot-baked French bread (for dipping), or over fettuccini (as a not-so-light meal). Fun to prepare in front of guests as a prelude to a nice seafood dinner! Use any hot pepper you like, Cajun seasoning, or even hotter!