Do habaneros induce labor? Will habaneros jump start your “get the baby out of me” 41 week pregnant body into the throws of labor? You’ve heard about walking, love making, and of course bumpy car rides but the king (we believe – and we’re VERY biased) is the spice of the habanero pepper. Even the season finale of Bones tonight had a refence to it. Spicy peppers (and what is spicier than the hab?) are a natural way to get things going because, like castor oil, they irritate the bowels a bit and get the party started, if you know what I mean. In a few minutes, your uterus could be working like a zombie on judgment day (LOL). Of course, there’s no evidence that this actually works, but the fun is in trying, now isn’t it?
I have always been a fan of simple salsas and I love the flavor of carrots in a good hot salsa. Try this one to really heat up your breakfast eggs.
2 habanero peppers – stems removed and chopped
1 clove garlic – minced
4 each scallions
1 large ripe tomato – chopped
2 Tbsps chopped cilantro
½ cup shredded carrots
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
Chop chile and garlic very fine and add to blender or food processor.
Squeeze juice of lime into blender and blend briefly.
Add remaining ingredients and blend until chunky but do not over process.
Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
Courtesy Habanero Grill
LOVE this website! Hot Chilli Sauces from around the World ChilliWorld.com
Uncle Steve knows way more about chili peppers than he ought to! We just love him!
I thought this was a pretty nice pepper guide. miss vickie i don’t know who miss vickie is…but I like her.
1 to 7 Habaneros (I mean you could add more… pain is good right?)
Clove of garlic
Vinegar (go light)
Fruit of your choice (add sugar if the fruit is not sweet)
Put it all in the food processor and puree until it is fine as wine. Bottle and refrigerate. Will last for years to come (or a week in our house).
Courtesy Kevan Rabat
The most delicious, basic tomato sauce.
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Total time: 25 mins
- 1 28 oz (big) can whole Italian tomatoes (only Italian will do)
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
- Course salt
- 1/4 to 1/2 habanero, diced
- Heat oil over medium. When hot (not before) add habanero, garlic, a little salt and pepper. Cook until garlic just starts to brown. Add tomatoes and basil, cook 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, using a wooden spoon to break up tomatoes. Pour over spaghetti proudly because you have just made the freshest, most incredible tomato sauce ever…thousands of restaurants WISH they were you!
If you find yourself out of habaneros while cooking, roughly 2 teaspoons of habanero hot sauce equals one habanero pepper.
Habaneros belong to the Capsicum chinense pepper family, which is confusing as they have nothing to do with China.