I had seen, over the past couple of years, a mango hot sauce on cooking competitions. I put it on the list in the back of my mind of things to try. This year we were able to grow habaneros in our garden so it was time to try my hand at it.
The tricky bit is being able to taste test it as it is made so the flavours were balanced. Habaneros are not mild! I enlisted my husband in the tasting department.
I did a bit of research and was surprised to find, without fail, carrots were an ingredient. To me carrots taste more earthy than sweet but I thought it was worth a try.
In a sauce pan add 1-2 medium carrots, sliced thinly, half of a small onion, and a couple of cloves of garlic. Cover with water and bring to a boil.
Meanwhile, slice up 3 mangoes and 6 habaneros.
Add these to a blender and then scoop in the carrot mixture. I ended up using about a cup of the carrot mixture.
Add a tablespoon or two of lime juice and the same amount of apple cider vinegar. Blend completely. If it comes out too thick add water until you get the consistency you need.
I made about 5 cups so I canned them using normal canning processing. Process them for about 5 minutes. This is hot enough for my husband. It’s quite something! I look forward to adding it to recipes.
Loved reading this post but I can’t eat hot stuff.
And this is hotter than most! But thanks for reading. 😊
I am the biggest baby when it comes to hot stuff, love the flavor but can’t get past the pain. I would however make it and enlist a taster because everyone I know loves hot sauce and this sounds amazing. Would love to preserve and put in holiday gift baskets.
It would make great gifts! I love hot sauce but in small doses. Though it would be great for colds!
Lovely. I can just imagine the heat!
It will make you stand up and take notice! 😊
this sounds amazing, my son loves hot stuff, I have to tell him about this!! yumm
I hope he likes it! 🙂
I had planed to make a chili sauce with my garden’s chilis but my tomato plants rook over my garden bed, eliminating all competition. Even so, mine never would have approached the heat of your sauce. “WOWZA” is right! It’s probably just coincidence but my eyes started watering as I read the recipe. 😉
Glad someone had good luck with tomatoes this year. Ours were just sad.