What’s Cooking in Gail’s Kitchen? The Joy of Eating: Jazzy Jerk Sauce! Get fired up as you crank up the heat with this homemade habanero pepper sauce. Choose those festive little lantern-shaped peppers from the local market or nearby health food resource, don a pair of vinyl gloves, and fill your kitchen with aromas from the Caribbean Islands. As it cooks, let your imagination run wild for the condiment that sends the temperature rising!
JAZZY JERK SAUCE
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 sweet onion, diced
1 cup baby carrots, chopped
2 cups water
10-12 habanero peppers, seeded and finely chopped
3 tablespoons orange juice
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon sea salt
In a medium sauce pan, sauté garlic in olive oil. Add onion, carrots, and water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or until carrots are soft. Remove from heat. Add habanero peppers, orange juice, vinegar, and sea salt. Transfer to a blender and purée until smooth. Pour into a jar and store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
*Serving suggestion: Wicked Hot Wings and Drummies.