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Habanero Hot Sauce

Habanero Hot Sauce

From Rick Bayless

Habanero Hot Sauce


  1. 5 cloves garlic, unpeeled
    1/2 cup peeled, roughly chopped carrot
    1/2 cup roughly chopped white onion
    12 medium (about 5 ounces) orange habanero chiles, stemmed and seeded (absolutely wear gloves when handling)
    1 cup apple cider vinegar
    About 2 teaspoons salt
    1/4 teaspoon sugar


  1. Roast the garlic in a skillet over medium heat, turning regularly until soft and blackened in spots, 10 to 15 minutes. Cool and peel.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the carrot, onion and habanero chiles with the vinegar and 1 cup water. Partially cover and simmer over medium-low heat until the carrots are thoroughly tender, about 10 minutes. Pour into a blender jar, add the roasted garlic, salt and sugar. Blend until smooth. Thin with a little additional water if you think your hot sauce is too thick. Taste and season with additional salt if you think necessary.
  3. Pour into jars or bottles and store in the refrigerator until you're ready to add some dazzle to a dish.

Makes 2 cups.

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