I Love Everything Hot!


About 3 weeks ago, my wife says, “when are you going to pick those peppers?”

“What peppers?”

“The plants I planted for you this spring.” Obviously, I hadn’t been handing out in the herb garden recently.

Then I  went out to “the back 40” and not only were there pepper plants but 2 habanero plants with 30 pieces of fruit each.

So since then I have been trying to figure out what to do with them. I found a great island-style hot sauce recipe that I’ve tweaked after 3 batches. here it is below!


Barry’s Special Sauce

12 ripe (orange or red, in my case) habaneros, sliced, deseeded, finely diced
1 C yellow prepared mustard
1/4 C brown sugar
1/4 C white vinegar
1 mashed ripe papaya
1 T cumin
1 T chili powder
1 T curry powder

Simply mix all the ingredients together.


I wear gloves and goggles when handling the peppers. I learned the hard way after not doing so and removing my contact lenses after washing hands 4 hours later!