Is this the final hot sauce? Not sure yet! This one will blow your head off. It’s adapted from a recipe in Big Flavours of the Hot Sun by Chris Schlesinger and John Willoughby. This is one of my all-time favourite cookbooks for spice. I bought it on sale at Barnes and Noble in Dallas in 1996. It’s a killer. Also, The Thrill of the Grill. These guys are the best.
In the book, this recipe is called Home-Style Inner Beauty Hot Sauce and comes with several warnings!
Here’s my adaptation:
1 carrot, diced
1/2 large red onion, diced
Cook for 3-5 mins in olive oil until softened.
Add the following,
6 habaneros (they say 12 to 15!) – diced
1 ripe mango (I used mangoes from 1.5 x 800g tins) – diced
1 cup American mustard sauce (yeah, the cheap bottled kind)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white vinegar
1 tbsp cumin powder
2 tsp hot curry powder (Keens)
1 tsp allpice
Stir and simmer for 15 mins. Blitz with a stick blender. Taste (a tiny bit!) and season with salt and pepper.
Bottle in sterilised bottles.
You can definitely taste the curry! This will work with chicken or beef, and maybe pork. Use sparingly!
Now who wants a bottle?