Our habanero plants are exploding right now, so rather than fill a third mason jar with dried peppers, Nick decided to venture into the world of homemade hot sauce.  He decided to combine the ingredients from his favorite local hot sauce, Clancy’s Fancy, with another fruity hot sauce recipe he found online.  He made 4 batches, each with different combinations of fruit and habaneros.

Core ingredients

2 cloves garlic
1 tsp grated ginger
black pepper
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp corriander
1/2 tsp all-spice
1 tsp paprika
2 tbs soy sauce
1 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup molasses
2 cups fruit

Batch 1: 16 habaneros, peaches in syrup
Batch 2: 12 habaneros, peaches no syrup
Batch 3: 16 habaneros, frozen pineapple and mango
Batch 4: 12 habaneros, frozen pineapple and mango

He also baked the habaneros at 350° for one hour to lessen the kick.  All in all, lessons learned: less fruit, more soy sauce, less molasses.  Batch 4 was the least spicy, but still too much for me.  But this hot sauce has such a good taste, with less habaneros it could pass as a barbecue sauce.

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