Lucky Devils Diablo Sauce
- 1 habanero pepper
- 1 jalapeno pepper
- 1/2 pasilla pepper
- One 14 1/2-ounce can whole peeled tomatoes
- 1/8 cup chili paste
- 4 teaspoons soy sauce
- 1 1/2 teaspoons brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon ancho chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon California chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- 2 teaspoons chopped fresh cilantro
- 1/2 lime, squeezed
Roast the habanero and jalapeno peppers over an open flame until they are charred on the outside. Remove from the heat and cool slightly. Remove the stems and the seeds. Remove the stems and seeds from the pasilla pepper as well. Set aside.
Place the tomatoes with their sauce into a large pot. Crush the tomatoes up more with your hands to break them up. Add the roasted habanero and jalapeno peppers, the pasilla chili paste, soy sauce, brown sugar, cayenne, ancho and California chili powders and paprika into the pot and bring to a low boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
Remove from the heat and cool it down. You can place it into the refrigerator. Once the sauce it cooled completely, add the cilantro and lime juice.
Puree in a food processor or blender until it is smooth. You can adjust the levels of peppers and chili powders to make the sauce hotter or milder to your liking. We love it hot!
Cook's Note: When blending hot liquids: Remove liquid from the heat and allow to cool for at least 5 minutes. Transfer liquid to a blender or food processor and fill it no more than halfway. If using a blender, release one corner of the lid. This prevents the vacuum effect that creates heat explosions. Place a towel over the top of the machine, pulse a few times then process on high speed until smooth.
This recipe was provided by a professional chef or restaurant and may have been scaled down from a bulk recipe. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe, in the proportions indicated, and therefore, we cannot make any representation as to the results.