Hellfire Pasta

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.

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2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 yellow onion, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
2 bananas, sliced
1/4 cup pineapple juice
juice of 3 oranges
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
4 Tbsp. lime juice
4 Tbsp. finely chopped habanero chiles
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tsp. unsalted butter
1 pound fettuccine
salt and cracked pepper to taste

In a large saucepan, heat the oil and saute onion and red pepper for about 4 minutes over medium heat. Add the bananas, pineapple and orange juices. Simmer for 5 minutes over medium heat, until the bananas become soft. Remove from the heat and add the lime juice, cilantro, chile peppers and 3 Tbsp. of Parmesan cheese. Mix well.

Cook the fettuccine until tender and put in a bowl. Add the spice mixture and mix. Season with the salt and cracked pepper. Garnish with the remaining Parmesan cheese.