Habanero Hot Sauce: The Cure for Common Cuisine
By Valerie Webster
Habanero hot sauce is renowned for being one of the hottest sauces on the planet. Made from the habanero chili pepper, which is local to the Caribbean, Cuba, Yucatan, Texas, and California, habanero hot sauce is legendary for its incredibly spicy, pungent flavor.
The habanero pepper is the hottest and spiciest pepper in the Capsicum Chinense Jacquin species, and has an oblong, round, or lantern shape. As it ripens, the habanero pepper matures from green to yellow-orange to a bright orange color.
Anyone who has ever tried a habanero pepper by itself or one of the many habanero hot sauces on the market can attest to the difference from other peppers in the genre. For instance, the habanero pepper is 200,000 to 300,000 heat units on the Scoville scale, while the Tabasco pepper is only 30,000 to 50,000 heat units. It's no wonder the habanero pepper has achieved cult status around the world!
Habanero hot sauce has a tangy, lemony-flavor and, even though it's piping hot on the tongue, it actually has a somewhat sweet fragrance. Due to its robust and sizzling hot flavor, habanero hot sauce is ideal for cooking (and accompanying) traditional Caribbean cuisine. Whether used as a table sauce or salsa, or making seasoning and jerk marinades to add that unique flavor to meat, the habanero pepper is perfect if you enjoy very spicy sauces.
There are many popular habanero hot sauces from which to choose, and each has its own distinctive flavor. These are a few of the best hot sauces that feature the habanero pepper: Island Treasure Papaya Pepper Sauce from Jamaica: Made with habanero peppers, papaya, vinegar, spices, and mustard, this exceptional hot sauce spices up all types of foods, meats, fish, and poultry with a tangy flavor that will have you coming back for more. Island Treasure Wildfire Sauce from Jamaica: This hot sauce is made with habanero peppers and spices, and is a delicious seasoning on meat or fish. If you like it hot, this habanero hot sauce is the one for you! Island Treasure Hot Pepper Sauce from Jamaica: Made from habanero peppers and blended with vinegar, sugar, and Jamaican spices, this habanero hot sauce makes Tabasco hot sauce look quaint! Marie Sharp's Green Habanero Hot Pepper Sauce from Belize: This habanero hot sauce uses the finest ingredients and freshest vegetables. Made from the potent green habanero pepper, as well as prickly pears, onions, garlic, salt, key lime juice, and vinegar, this sauce will leave an unforgettable taste in your mouth. Marie Sharp's Habanero Pepper Sauce: Made from red habanero peppers, fresh carrots, onions, key lime juice, vinegar, garlic, and salt, this habanero hot sauce is a best-seller for a reason. Whether used as a seasoning in cooking or as a table sauce, Marie Sharp's habanero hot sauce will set your taste buds on fire! These are just a few of the many habanero hot sauces you can enjoy with your next Caribbean-style meal. From beef to chicken to fish, habanero hot sauce makes every dining occasion one to remember.
If you're a connoisseur of habanero hot sauce, check out the wide selection at www.AnjosImports.com or call 562.865.9544.
Valerie and Lloyd Webster are the owners of Anjo's Imports, a distributor of premium, exotic, uniquely flavored gourmet sauces, seasonings, spices, and marinades to fine restaurants and wholesalers. Browse Anjo's Imports' superior selection of Jamaican jerk seasoning, jerk sauce, jerk marinade, Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee, and other fine products from the Caribbean region by visiting www.AnjosImports.com.
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