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Roasted Habanero Salsa From Hell

Recipe from: Salsas, Sambals, Chutney and Chowchows by Chris Schlesinger and John Willoughby.
Servings: 2 cups

1 tablespoon Virgin olive oil
⅓ C Virgin olive oil
6 Ripe plum tomatoes, halved
Freshly ground black pepper
10 habanero chile peppers
¼ C Lime juice (about 2 limes)
¼ C Chopped cilantro

Combine tablespoon of olive oil and garlic and mix well. Rub tomato halves with this mixture, sprinkle with salt and freshly cracked pepper and roast in 500°F oven until they begin to take some serious color, about 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from oven, cool to room temperature and dice.

Meanwhile, grill habanero peppers over a medium-hot fire until slightly colored, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove peppers from fire and mince. Be very careful when working with this pepper. Wear gloves when mincing it, and if you get any of the juice on your skin, wash it off with a mild bleach solution, which neutralizes the capsaicin. Also, be sure not to rub your eyes while working with these peppers, and wash your hands well after you're done. These little guys are incendiary.

In medium-size bowl, combine tomatoes, peppers, ¼ cup olive oil, lime juice and cilantro, mix well, and prepare for takeoff.

This salsa will keep, covered and refrigerated, about 5 to 6 weeks, mainly because no mold or bacteria would dare to come near the stuff.


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