Habanero Chilli Paste

For this recipe we are using Habaneros as they have a great fruity flavour but an intense heat.  You can use any chilli from Jalapenos to Nagas.  

Really simple to make and a great way to add extra heat from fresh ingredients to spice up casseroles, stews and soups.

Habanero Chilli Paste

Ingredients : 
  • 4 Habanero chillies
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • Thumb sized piece of root ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 onion
  • 2 limes
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons rapeseed oil

To make  

1) Half and deseed the chillies and then steam them for around 5 minutes until soft. 
2) In a blender grate the lime zest, then chop in half and squeeze the juice in aswell.
3) Peel and dice the onion, adding to the blender.
4) Crush and dice the garlic. Grate the ginger.
5) Add the remainder of the ingredients including the chillies and blend to a fine paste
6) Transfer the paste to a screw-top jar and refridgerate until needed.