One of my favorite brands that combines heat and flavor is Melinda's. Melinda's is a Costa Rican concoction that comes in various heat levels and has a rather simple ingredient list.
I already had everything I needed except a real recipe and the habaneros. Much searching on the Interweb thingy provided some fundamentals. Figuring every recipe found was written by some Volvo driving Nancy boy who sits down to pee, I bumped up the habanero count.
- 13 Habaneros, stemmed but not seeded.
- 1 average carrot, cut into 1 inch chunks
- 1/2 white onion cut into chunks
- 8 cloves of roasted garlic
- 1 cup of water
- 1 cup of apple cider vinegar
- juice of one lime
- salt to taste
Add the rest of the ingredients (except the lime juice) to a blender and then add the contents of the saucepan. Blend until smooth and add cold water to achieve the viscosity you'd like. Finish the sauce with the lime juice.
I'm in my happy place with this sauce and a black bean and cheese quesadilla. You only get one life, don't go through it being a pansy.