Spicy Island Hot Sauce

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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1 papaya, coarsely chopped
1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
2 medium garlic cloves, minced
4 habanero peppers, stemmed and seeded
1 inch ginger root, chopped
1/3 cup dark rum
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
1/2 tsp salt
2 1/2 tsp honey
1/8 tsp cardamon
1/8 tsp anise seed
1/8 tsp clove
1/8 tsp turmeric
1 pinch nutmeg
1 pinch cinnamon
black pepper


Combine all ingredients in blender and puree just until smooth, or about 1 minute (taking care not to overblend and aerate). Pour into a saucepan and bring to a boil, then simmer gently, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool before bottling. Refrigerated, the sauce will keep approximately 6 weeks.

Makes 2 cups.

From grouprecipes.com