This is some seriously hot stuff. Authentic xenepek is made with Habanero peppers, but if you have none, but have anything that qualifies as hot to you, use that.
Xenepek is like a salsa without the tomatoes and a lot more peppers.
Habaneros can be green, yellow, orange, or even red. The deeper the, color the hotter it will be. But, also the more complex the flavors.
You can use this as a condiment or just eat with chips.
You will need a knife and cutting board.
Gloves for chopping peppers is recommended. Or to chop, you could pulse in your food processor.
2 Tablespoons lime juice(juice of 1 lime)
1/4 cup minced cilantro
3 green onions OR 3 to 4 Tablespoons onions, minced
1 minced garlic clove
6-8 Habanero chile peppers OR 8 hot peppers of your choice
salt to taste
pepper to taste
Chop and mince the garlic, peppers, onions, and cilantro.
Put into a bowl.
Add the lime juice.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Taste and add more salt and pepper if needed.
Makes a little over a cup.
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Good X recipe! I had never heard of this stuff, but I'll have to try it.
Sherry, thanks. I hope you like it.
Shannon King said:
Wow, my hubby and 3 teen boys would love this stuff…the hotter the better…visiting via the A to Z Challenge…blessings
Thanks for stopping by Shannon. This one is definitely for them!
Susanne Drazic said:
Hi Ruth! This would be too hot for me, but I bet my hubby would be willing to give it a try. I think his motto is the hotter the better. : )
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Hi Susanne. It is plenty hot. Good flavor, but hot. I can't eat very much at a time.