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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Bring on the Heat!

I love trying different hot sauces.  We always have sriracha on hand, but I've been wanting something with a different flavor.  Not just heat, but flavor.  We came across this sauce years ago, but it cost too much to order.  So I attempted to make my own.  I love the flavor, and the heat.  But be careful, once you start eating this, you'll keep wanting more :)

Habanero Hot Sauce
adapted from simplecomfortfood

2 medium size tomatoes (quartered)
1 large carrot (cut into 1/4 inch rounds)
1 medium onion, sliced
3 cloves of garlic, smashed
olive oil
8 habanero peppers, stemmed (I used about 10 small)
2 tsp salt
1 TB turmeric powder
1/2 cup fresh cilantro
3/4 cup cider vinegar
1 TB sugar
*Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

*Combine the tomatoes, onions, garlic, and carrot on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Roast for about 15 minutes, or until the veggies are soft.

*Place the remaining ingredients in a blender along with the roasted veggies.

*Puree until well blended.  Taste, and add more salt or sugar if needed.  

*Allen and I ate this straight up with tortilla chips.  It has a nice sweetness to it when you first taste it, but then the heat slowly comes on.  Delicious!


*This post is linked to

What's Cooking Wednesday


Miz Helen’s Country Cottage


  1. I will definitely be making some of this!! YUM!!!!

  2. Hi Amy,
    Your Sauce looks awesome. Roasting the vegetables is going to give that sauce a really special flavor. This is a great recipe! Hope you have a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen