Apple habanero hot sauce

Apple Habanero Hot Sauce

Sweet and heat are a well-known perfect pairing. And it’s not just tropical sweetness that kills in hot sauce form – more northern fruits, like apples, work just as well! This apple habanero hot sauce is one killer treat. That delicious apple crisp sweetness is a …

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garlic habanero hot sauce

Garlic Habanero Hot Sauce

Here’s the fun of hot sauce – there are so many ways to tweak their flavors. You can pair sweet to sweet like a mango habanero hot sauce doubling down on citrusy flavors. Or you can combine contrasting flavors. Habanero peppers and garlic are just …

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Hawaiian chili pepper water

Hawaiian Chili Pepper Water

Listen, you won’t be reaching for Hawaiian chili pepper water as your next favorite big-bodied hot sauce. That’s not the point of this popular Hawaiian condiment. It’s simply water with chili pepper, a touch of vinegar, some ginger, a pinch of garlic, and a dash of salt. …

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Pineapple Hot Sauce

Chili peppers (of many types) and tropical fruit are delicious pairings. And that exotic sweet heat comes together perfectly in this simple pineapple hot sauce. Its fruity flavor works well atop chicken, fish, or even salads. Or simply use it as a dipper with crackers …

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Homemade Sriracha

Homemade Sriracha

Sure you could pick up a bottle of Sriracha from your local store, but where’s the fun in that? Well, ok, we can think of lots of ways a bottle of Sriracha can liven up a dish, but if you’re ready for a little culinary …

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carrot habanero sauce

Carrot Habanero Sauce

Carrot-based hot sauces are surprisingly delicious. They smooth the the typical hot sauce tang and provide a little earthiness to the sauce to boot. Our favorite combo of the bunch is certainly a carrot habanero sauce. It delivers significant spice and the habanero pepper fruitiness …

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honey habanero sauce

Honey Habanero Sauce

“Oh so sweet” honey and the “big time heat” habanero pepper may not first come to mind as a pairing for a marinade or dipping sauce, but the two actually work quite well together! This honey habanero sauce recipe adds a little twist of tang …

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mango ginger habanero sauce

Mango Ginger Habanero Sauce

Tropically-sweet with teeth…

Mango and habanero pepper are quite the pair. They are perfect foils in the kitchen, with just enough tropical sweetness in common to blend perfectly. There are so many twists on mango habanero sauces, but one of our favorites brings fresh ginger into the equation. The exotic warmth it brings to this sauce really ratchets up the flavor here.

For extreme eaters, this is a good all-purpose sauce.  You can use it as a deliciously intense fish taco sauce or as an fiery dipping sauce for fried chicken fingers. It’s also a terrific alternative to salsa as a chip dip (if you like fruitier dips). If you want a variant that’s better with barbecue, see our mango habanero barbecue sauce that also has a twist of ginger.

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Hot pepper vinegar

Hot Pepper Vinegar

Have extra hot peppers sitting around? Hot pepper vinegar is easy to make and looks beautiful in the kitchen. And, best of all, it lasts a long time. It’s a southern dining table staple, often found next to salt and pepper and providing a mellow …

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