Recently, I was at a Mexican restaurant and tried habanero sauce over which I totally drooled. I have never tried habanero peppers earlier because my family doesn’t prefer too spicy food and so I like to cook mild – medium spiced level recipes. But this one was mind blowing and irresistible so I grabbed a handful of these beautiful peppers. I kept them in my refrigerator for couple of days being skeptical of what to cook and how to cook since I have never handled them before. Finally, after lot of thinking I came up with Roasted Sweet Potatoes in Creamy Habanero Sauce.
The first time when I started playing around with these peppers in my kitchen I forgot to wear my gloves. Bummer! I could feel the heat all over my fingers and absentmindedly touched my face and that’s it. So,I realize these peppers need to be handled carefully because they are real fiery in flavor. The next day I was cautious in handling these peppers . I deseeded them first but accidentally used them in quite good quantity for the sauce. Looked amazing, aromatic but fiery in taste. Finally in my third attempt I came up with the right flavor and spice level. In all these processes I learnt one thing that food can be fun and interesting yet a roller coaster ride.
While I was trying to make the perfect Creamy Habanero Sauce I felt the excitement of riding on a roller coaster ride . At the same time I could not stop myself from riding it. Working with peppers became an adventurous ride in my attempts to come up with a delicious and a perfect recipe.
For the sauce, I blended habanero peppers (deseeded), cashew nuts, dairy free milk, garlic and some carrots to bring the tinge of orange color as well some sweetness to mellow down the peppery taste. Pan roasted the sweet potatoes in garlic flavored oil and poured the blended sauce over the roasted sweet potatoes and seasoned with salt and sugar. Within 20 minutes Roasted Sweet Potatoes in Creamy Habanero Sauce was ready.
The entrée looked stunning and mouthwatering. My flavors came out right. I got the hang of cooking with these beauties. I am so obsessed with these peppers that I cook them every other day. So don’t be surprise if I bombard you with more habanero pepper recipes 🙂