Habanero Chilli, a hot chilli pepper, with a great floral, fruity flavour.
Hotter than the average jalapeño, so if you’re craving real heat with a touch of sweetness, the habanero is perfect. Use it in all sorts of dishes from sweet to savoury, or make your own hot sauces, salsas, or marinades.
The habanero began as a wild chile in the Brazilian rainforest, and it has been farmed and cultivated for thousands of years. Grown by the Mayans, they brought the habanero with them to Central America and Mexico, where it has become deeply ingrained in local dishes. This chilli pepper is particularly common in the cuisine of the Yucatan and the Caribbean where it is traditionally used in stews, sauces, and marinades.
Due to its fragrant, floral component, the habanero is a great pepper to choose for both sweet and savoury dishes. It’s often incorporated into chutneys and jams as its heat is strong but fades quickly, and sugar can complement its flavors while softening the blow. Cooking with habanero can also help you tame its heat. Try it with roasted and grilled meats.