Bud's Hot Habanero Sauce
This one is "real" zesty, and not for the weak at heart:
Pull out the old vegetable juicer, and wait for a nice day. If you want to keep your marriage together do not do this inside!
Go outside on a slighty breezy day...use caution (gloves, goggles, etc. whatever you feel necessary) as this stuff can cause some redness, pain, and intense warmth in many places. Wash and de-stem. I do not remove the seeds...juice the Habaneros.
Normally I get about 5-7 cups of juice. (If you have a food dehydrator...remove pulp/seeds...dry it...grind it up for your own Habanero powder.)
1. Pour Habanero juice in a medium sauce pan (10 qt)
2. Add the following:
- 1 1/2 cups red wine vinegar
- 1 cup lime juice
- 1 12 oz can tomatoe paste
- 2 TB garlic powder
- 2 TB onion powder
- 2 TB ground citrano
- 1-2 TB kosher salt (to taste)
3. Slow simmer (medium heat) until you reduce contents by about 1/2.
I use 4 & 8 oz jelly jars to can...follow hot water bath directions for acidic foods. For personal consumption it will keep in the fridge for a long time...mine never lasts long enough to spoil. Great on pizza, base sauce for wings, on popcorn, chips, adds a little zest to chile. Be creative...enjoy!