Tailgating season continues! Here, self-taught chef, photographer, and food blogger Claire Thomas of The Kitchy Kitchen shares some of her favorite tailgate-ready recipes. Think you can handle the heat? Check out Claire’s three spicy homemade salsas, packed with habanero peppers—perfect for mixing up your tailgate spread.
Here’s the thing about heat: it’s not a flavor, it’s a sensation. Typically I dislike super spicy peppers because they get in the way of the flavor, but habaneros with the seeds removed add a nice, gentle buzz in the back of your throat plus a gorgeous floral yet vegetal flavor. If you’re up for the
But please note: Habaneros are HOT! To protect yourself, wear rubber gloves and work on a cutting board. Don’t touch your eyes and face unless you want to run around the kitchen wincing in pain.
This green salsa, laced with plenty of fresh cilantro, does NOT mess around—habaneros pack some serious heat!
Habaneros fried to golden brown perfection give this salsa a twist.
If you’re a fan of sweet and heat, you’ll love this vibrantly hued fruit salsa.