Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Yellow Habanero Pepper

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Typically rated between 100,000 and 350,000 Scoville Heat Units, this small, plump pepper is one of the spiciest in the world. The habanero variety—commonly red or orange in color—is believed to have originated in the Yucatán Peninsula before being later transported to other parts of the world by Spaniards. Named after the Cuban city of La Habana in which it was regularly traded, the yellow habanero, or mustard habanero , is characterized by thin, waxy yellow skin, a floral aroma, and a fruity, citrus-like flavor. A close relative of the Scotch bonnet, the two varieties share similar heat, flavor and appearance characteristics. The habanero thrives in hot climates and is especially popular in Mexico where it’s commonly used to flavor tequila or mezcal.


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I'm a big fan of hot sauce, and Chile Town does NOT disappoint! Each variety in the lineup ranges on the scale from mild to smack-yo-mama hot and is an entirely unique flavor -- from garlic to smoky to tangy to fruity -- so if you haven't yet found one that makes your toes curl, you haven't tried enough of 'em. For the record, my faves are La Muneca, El Cantador and Bandito.
Erin - 4 May 2011
Still rockin a payaso from '09..con mucho cuidado..It makes the hair on my neck stand up! Love it
Ger - 29 Mar 2011

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