Introduction: Blazin' Belizean Carrot Habenero Hot Sauce
I spent an entire summer in Belize, and fell in love with the carrot based hot sauce that became a staple in every meal. This is my own spin on this great sauce that will give you the perfect kick of heat married with the sweetness of carrots and the zing of garlic. Although it is spicy the spice dissipates quickly and leaves your mouth watering for more . This is great on pizzas, pastas, sandwiches, chili, soups, tacos, burritos, omelets, burgers, hot dogs, and anywhere else you would use hot sauce. For those who can handle the heat, it is great to dip chips in.
7-10 habeneros (1:1 ratio of carrots to habeneros)
7-10 large carrots(shredded in food processor)
1 large red onion
1 bulb of garlic- crushed
1 can of diced tomatoes(preferably fire roasted)
1 whole lime, peeled
1/4 cup of white vinegar
1/4 cup of water
coconut oil for sauteing-
salt and pepper to taste
What you will need
A food processor
A good knife
Large Tupperware for storage
-pestle and mortar
nutribullet bullet (blender)
Step 1: Step 1: Process Garlic
This process is the most tedious and time consuming so I like to get it out of the way first.
- Crush the whole bulb of garlic against the counter(or a hard surface) and peel.
- Crush garlic in a mortal and pestle, adding salt and pepper
note: mortar and pestle will provide the best results, though food processor may be substituted.
Step 2: Step 2: Process the Carrots and Onions
- Chop onions
- Shred the carrots in the food processor
Step 3: Step 3:Making the Carrot Base
- Heat a pan on med/Hi with a dollop of coconut oil ( I don't measure but it is probably 2 table spoons)
- Saute the onions in the oil until they start becoming translucent - about 3-5 minutes
- Add carrots, stir and cook for about 2 minutes.
- make a "bowl" with the onion/carrot mix and put the crushed garlic in the middle.
- Add the can of diced tomatoes on top of the garlic and stir
- Cook the mix for another 5 minutes so that all the flavors can combine.
- Mix in food processor until even paste consistancy
Step 4: Step 4: Make It Spicy
WARNING: This step involves handling spicy peppers so you may want to wear plastic gloves!
- Put the habeneros on the nutribullet (blender). note: you may want to cut your habeneros up if you don't trust your blender to thoroughly puree the peppers. The capsaicin, which give the peppers spice, is in the seeds so if you touch the seeds be sure not to touch your eyes or skin.
- cut the top and bottom of the lime off and then cut it in half. I then peel the peel off and make sure all seeds are removed then put it in with the peppers.
- Add 1/4 cup of white vinegar and 1/4 cup of water
- add some scoops of the carrot base then blend into a paste
Finally mix the carrot base puree with the Spicy puree in a Tupperware container and there you have it in all its delicious glory!