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Habañero chillies recipes

Habañero chillies

Habañero chillies are lantern-shaped, blow-your-head-off hot chillies. They're usually orange with a slightly fruity flavour and are good for making chutneys and chilli sauces. Habañero chillies are very similar to Scotch bonnets and Jamaican hot chillies. It is very important to avoid contact with the eyes or any sensitive skin – even washing your hands after preparing these chillies may not be enough to remove all the capsaicin, the volatile oil in the fruit that gives it its hot taste.

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