Do you love spicy food? I do, but not very much. I only have to put in a small amount of chili powder before my tongue begins burning.
For some people, however, even the usual Tabasco sauce or local chilies are not enough anymore to send their tongue to an infernal rage. If this sounds like you, then you are just one step away from the ultimate spiciness firepower: the habanero chili.
Commonly cultivated in the Amazonian regions which eventually found their way to Mexico, these chilies pack a really serious spiciness that you might wish you could cut off your tongue just to put out the burning sensation. Ranging from 100,000 to 350,000 in the Scoville scale, the habaneros are the ultimate in spicy firepower.
If you think your favorite chili dishes are becoming sissy, then add some habanero and see if you can stand the intense heat.
To prepare habaneros, you can either cook them in the oven or just sun-dry them as per the traditional way. It will take about 2-3 hours for the chilies to dry up a bit and their inner firepower to be fully released.
After the chilies have dried and darkened a bit, it’s time to use them for your diabolical dish.
When you want to spice up your salsa, you can split the jalapeño portion of the salsa to one-half dried habaneros and one-half ripe ones.
For chili con carne, use equal parts of dried and ripe habaneros to add some fire to your usual dish. To create a thick and extremely spicy sauce beyond definition, just toss any amount of both ripe and dried ones on a pot, and add a little bit of vinegar and chipotle chili powder while you are slowly mixing them for 15 minutes. Add some light soy sauce and lemon juice to give it a wide variety of flavors while there are explosions in your mouth.
One good thing about this chili sauce is you can store it for months so you can add a real zinger to your meal whenever you mean extreme business. Just make sure you wear gloves and goggles when preparing these babies, though, otherwise, you’d surely know what spice will feel like on other parts of your body!
What do you think? Will you use the habanero chili to spice up your dishes?
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