Spicy Mango Salsa II

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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1/4 cup canola oil
1/2 medium red onion, finely diced (about 1/2 cup)
1 medium red bell pepper, cut into 1/4-inch dice (about 1-1/4 cups)
Kosher salt
2 mangos (about 1-1/2 lbs.), pitted and cut into 1/2-inch dice (about 2 cups)
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 habanero (or 1 to 2 jalapeƱos), stemmed, seeded, and very finely diced (about 1 Tbs.)
2 Tbs. fresh lime juice

Heat the oil in a medium (10-inch) skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add the onion and red pepper. Sprinkle with 1 tsp. salt, and cook, stirring, until the vegetables just start to brown and soften a bit, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a large plate to cool. Once cool, transfer to a medium bowl and toss with the mangos, cilantro, habanero, and 1 Tbs. lime juice. Season the salsa with the remaining Tbs. of lime juice and salt if needed, and serve.

Makes about 3 cups.

Recipe by Tony Rosenfeld via finecooking.com