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Habanero Chiles

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What is it?

An extremely hot chile with a fruity flavor. Habaneros are usually orange, although you may also find red, yellow and green varieties. They’re a common ingredient in Caribbean cuisine, especially in salsas, hot sauces, and marinades.

Don’t have it?

Scotch bonnets, which closely resemble habaneros, with a similar incendiary heat, are the best substitution.

How to prep:

Use gloves when handling habaneros to avoid getting their juices on your skin or in your eyes.

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