If you’re a hot sauce connoisseur, you already know that the habanero pepper is the go-to spice when you want your taste buds to feel the flavor. This pepper can mesh seamlessly with the flavor of a variety of ingredients, so it kicks butt on poultry, meat, veggies, fish, eggs, and even some desserts.
No Denying Variety and Gusto
Make no mistake. Some types of habanero peppers are not for wimpy taste buds. The fiery flavor of the hottest varieties can knock some people to their knees. When you sprinkle, slather, dip or marinade food in your favorite peppery sauce, every bite feels like an explosion of ecstasy in your mouth. No worries though. If you have a heat-sensitive palate, you can still reap the rewards of flavor by opting for mild or sweet varieties of this pepper family.
If you’re busy and want to enjoy gusto the easy way, try some of the store-bought varieties. If you have some time on your hands, use your imagination to create sauces that are slap-your-momma good. For instance, you can whip up a mango habanero BBQ sauce made from such ingredients as peppers, mango, onion, garlic, ginger, mango juice, dark brown sugar, tomato sauce, molasses and whatever else you like. Let your taste buds be your guide.
Depending on the type of pepper variety you choose, sauce flavors can range from exotic to creamy to smoky to citrusy. Since variety is truly the spice of life, mix and match pepper types to give your dishes more sizzle and pop.
With all the versatility habanero peppers provide, there is no excuse for flavorless grub. Adding it to sauces and putting it on your favorite foods can kick the essence up a few notches. You’ll appreciate the extra flavor during your meals, as will the people you entertain at barbeques and dinners.