Jamaican home-style inner beauty hot sauce

Yield: 1 batch

Measure Ingredient
12 \N To 15 habanero (Scotch Bonnet) chile peppers roughly chopped
1 \N Ripe mango; peeled pitted and mashed
1 cup Cheap yellow mustard
¼ cup Packed brown sugar
¼ cup White vinegar
1 tablespoon Curry powder
1 tablespoon Ground cumin
1 tablespoon Chili powder
½ teaspoon Salt; or to taste
1 teaspoon Black pepper; or to taste

WARNING: Hottest sauce in North America. Use this to enhance dull and boring food. Keep away from pets, open flames, unsupervised children, and bad advice. This is not a toy. This is serious. Stand up straight, sit right, and stop mumbling. Be careful not to rub your nose, eyes, or mouth while working with habaneros. You may actually want to wear rubber gloves while chopping and mixing -- these babies are powerful.

Curtis sez: "Wear the rubber gloves. Trust me on this." Mix all the ingredients together and stand back. This will keep, covered and refrigerated, until the year 2018. Be careful though: If it spills, it will eat a hole in your refrigerator. If you ever want to dispose of it, call the local toxic waste specialists.

Curtis adds: "I pull the stems off the peppers and discard them. Then I cut off the tops of the peppers (including the hard stem root button), toss the tops in a food processor with all the other ingredients, and puree thoroughly. Then I coarsely chop the bodies of the peppers (including seeds and placenta; otherwise what is the point?), add them to the food processor, and pulse a few times just to mix, but not enough to further chop the peppers." NOTES : This style of hot sauce, widely used in the West Indies, is basically habanero peppers (also known as Scotch Bonnets), fruit, and yellow mustard, with a few other ingredients thrown in. Use this recipe as a guideline. Habaneros are at the top of the chile pepper heat scale, so feel free to substitute other peppers of your choice.

Funnel the sauce into an old pint liquor bottle, then let your imagination run free as to what whopper you can lay on your guests regarding its origins. If you're having trouble, here's a start: "One day in Jamaica I was in this dingy bar and met this old guy who..." and you take it from there.

From "Big Flavors of the Hot Sun" by Chris Schlesinger. Posted in rec. food.recipes by cjackson@... (Curtis Jackson).

Formatted by Cathy Harned. From: Cathy Harned Date: 10-16-94 Submitted By DALE SHIPP On 10-22-94

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