Super HOT habanero hot sauce

So I made this hot sauce for my husband a few weeks ago and he has already finished it! While it is extremely hot, it apparently has a lot of flavor as well.  The carrots help to bring out the sweetness in the peppers.  While I can’t personally attest to this (it is WAY to spicey for me!) it got rave reviews from my husband.

So if you are in need of a hot sauce recipe, here you go!

1 1/2 cups chopped carrots

1 small onion (I use red, because that’s what I always have on hand)

3-4 cloves garlic (I used the dried minced because my fresh garlic always goes bad)

2 tsp salt

1 1/2 cups lime juice (I did half and half lemon and lime because I ran out of lime)

1 cup habaneros. (I used one sandwich bag full of previously frozen chilis but you can use less peppers if you want a little less heat)

Put everything but the peppers in a pan and simmer for 10 min or so until the carrots are soft. Pour into a blender. Cut the stems of the habaneros and put in blender.

Do NOT get this stuff on your fingers or in your eye!

Blend until smooth.  I didn’t strain this because the seeds don’t bother my husband but you could if you wanted it smoother.

The end result!


It’s the little things {spicy & sweet}

Wrapping up a fun week and just wanted to recap some of the little things that made my week!

First off I did a little Valentine’s decorating, I found this cute printable online.  I love all of the holiday subway art that is free online… I have a frame by my front door and I am planning on just replacing the image according to the holiday/season!

Also found a cute ceramic white heart bowl and filled it with peanut butter m&m’s (terrible, terrible idea, I can’t leave them alone)

I also picked up these super adorable votive holders… I have some red candles in there for the holiday (Yankee Mackintosh) but I think they may find their way into my bathroom when I’m done with them on the entryway table.

Next up a little hot sauce making!  My husband has a habanero habit that was supplied for quite awhile by pepper plant that was growing peppers constantly.  We stuck them in the freezer for a rainy day (or a cold winter’s day).  He generally will eat them straight up (I’ll stick them whole into a pot of rice so they cook without making everything else spicy) but also loves hot sauce.  He had ordered some but half of the bottles broke en route so we wanted to try a homemade recipe.

Out comes a bag of frozen peppers: Chopped of the stem and added them to some cooked carrots, onions, garlic and lime juice.

*For the love of God, make sure you do NOT get any of the juice on your fingers. It does NOT wash off and you will regret it when you rub your eye an hour later… I learned my lesson the hard way a few years ago*

Everything gets tossed in the blender. I left the seeds in for heat, but if I had a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth I would have strained this to get any remaining chunks out.

The finished product! It’s very orange and apparently VERY spicy!

My daughter did also decide to start puking right before her basketball skills assessment this morning… And daddy had taken her. This happened in the gym. On the bleacher. And on the basketball court. Honey, I am so sorry you were on parenting duty this morning and had to deal with it on your own!

Linking up with Lindsey from Hello Hue!

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