Blueberry and Basil Habanero Salsa
This Caribbean pepper is famous for being the hottest chile pepper in the world. They come in a variety of shapes and colors (yellow, orange, green, red, chocolate). Not only are they extremely hot, but they also have a unique, distinctively fruity flavor. It is the key ingredient in the popular Jamaican Jerk sauce. The habanero is also widely used in many different types of hot sauces. The popularity of this chile pepper continues to grow and is becoming easier to find on the grocery shelf.
2 cups blueberries
1 habanero, seeded (or to taste)
1/4 cup red onion, diced
1 teaspoon garlic, grated
1 teaspoon ginger, grated
1 handful basil
1/2 lime, juice
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon sugar
Puree everything in a food processor until smooth.
Simmer the salsa to remove excess liquid. (Optional: This salsa is great fresh but if you are going to use it in something like tacos you will want to simmer it a bit to remover the excess liquid.)