First the sweet and then the heat. Roasting mellows peppers with a fiery reputation. Serving suggestion: Spread on pita bread with ripe avocados.
Roasted Habanero Hot Sauce
6 wholehabanero peppers, stemmed
1sweet onion, peeled and chopped
4 smallcarrots, peeled and chopped
1 headgarlic, top removed
1 tablespoonolive oil
Dashfreshly ground black pepper
Prep time:10 minutes
Total time:30 minutes
Use gloves to stem and process habaneros.
Combine habaneros, onion, carrots and garlic in baking dish. Drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place on center rack of oven and cook 20 to 25 minutes. Mix once so ingredients cook evenly. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
Add ingredients to food processor. Process until coarse paste forms, scraping down down the sides with a spoon or plastic spatula, 2 to 3 minutes.
Add lime juice and process until well blended, about 10 seconds.