Spicy, slightly sweet, and not just for the brave. With just a hint of habanero, this not-too-hot sauce will be “new best friends” with eggs and potatoes. Serve it with tacos, soup, chili, or salad dressings for a complex, fruity kick.
Coming in at 100,000 to 350,000 Scoville units, habaneros are among the hottest peppers around. Always wear gloves or use tongs to handle them. After deseeding, place them in a bowl that you can tip into the roasting pan without having to touch the peppers again. Scrub cutting boards and knives with soap and water after using.
In this recipe, roasting peppers in the oven cuts down on capsaicin that can be released into the air when frying peppers, which can be an irritant to eyes. Nevertheless, make sure the space you are working in is well ventilated.