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By: Enrique Gili on Aug. 6, 2012, 5:46 p.m.
Roasted Habanero Hot Sauce

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Roasted Habanero Hot Sauce

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 whole habanero peppers, stemmed
  • 1 sweet onion, peeled and chopped
  • 4 small carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 head garlic, top removed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Dash sea salt
  • Dash freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
Time estimates

Prep time: 10 minutes 

Total time: 30 minutes 

Cooking directions

  1. Use gloves to stem and process habaneros.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Add lime juice and process until well blended, about 10 seconds.

Yield: Makes 8 ounces