9 Reviews

Comment only....The <4.4 pH of mango puree falls below the USDA BWB (boiling water bath) canning guidelines of <4.6 for shelf-stable preservation. The addition of lime juice and vinegar further reduce the pH. Between the fruit, lime juice, vinegar, the salt, and the extended cooking, it seems to me as though this recipe is low enough in pH to safely BWB. That said, that's just my opinion. One can verify the true pH by testing with strips or an electric meter (preferred), both available online. If one is truly concerned about BWB'ing this recipe for shelf-stable storage, consider adding a teaspoon of citric acid per pint (this recipe's yield is two pints) or pressure canning or storing covered in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

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mollypaul December 17, 2009

This sauce is so amazing, I made an account on food.com just so I could write a review. I had to make a few minor changes, I used about a half a cup of onion (I only had a little onion, but I thought I had a regular one at home), I used local togurashi peppers cause I couldn't find Thai peppers (they are the same flavor and heat as a mild Thai pepper) and I used brown sugar. My habaneros were very hot home grown Red Savina Habs so it made up for the togurashi peppers I used. I taste tested it before cooking it and it was brutally hot. After cooking the complexity of all the flavors came through, first taste I thought the heat was gone. I tasted a very sweet deep mango then the hab freight train punched me in the mouth but it went away quick. The burn doesn't linger at all. Probably one my favorite sauces I have ever tasted. Amazing recipe! Even my wife who hates spicy food thought it was good, just too hot for her.

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Dean R E. June 22, 2016

Being blessed with lime, coconut, mango, mulberry, orange, grapefruit, banana, avocado, barbados and surinam cherry, and other tropical fruit trees in my back yard, I am always on the lookout for a good recipe to use them in, especially since I only have fresh mango for two months of the year. I was astonished at how such a simple recipe like this could produce such an outstanding hot tropical sauce. Unlike so many recipes, there are no exotic ingredients which tend to make or break so many recipes. It,s hard to screw this one up. The simplicity of tastes and the way they all go so well together make it easy to adjust the flavor to suit the individual palate. If you are willing to put up with a slight texture to the sauce, there is really no reason to strain, so long as you are not dependent on a sauce bottle with a small aperture. I'm using the empty vinegar bottle and keeping the sauce in the refrigerator, where I am sure it will be gone before the microbes have their inevitable way. My very slight alterations consisted of substituting brown for regular sugar and red wine vinegar for plain. I doubt if these slight alterations have very much effect on the final product.

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gourmaytropico July 06, 2012

This sounds like a complex recipe of flavors from 2 peppers - both very hot. Suggest you weigh your peppers on a gram scale and try to get the heat level where you like it. Both Habaneros and Thai Chilies are very hot. You may want to taste your blend with a glass of cold milk next to you in the event you get a bite too hot for you. Remember also that in tasting, that this sauce is not meant to be eaten alone but in combination with other foods. You could substitute fresh mangoes blended for the canned puree. Remember also that this type of processing DOES NOT meet guidelines in the United States by any university extension for shelf storage. This is probably a low acid blend and should be stored in the refrigerator until used in the near future. Irrespective of the ph level, the preservation method is not approved in the US. There is not even a way to check the ph (and none recommended) that would be accurate enough to taste the associated risk. You might check the various govt. websites to look for an approved recipes. Plastic capped bottles for the home processor are never approved. They cannot be sterilized without commercial canning equipment unavailable to the home processor. Only metal bands and caps that can be completely submerged are approved. Botulism is a nasty toxin that will not be eliminated by the recommended method of preservation in this recipe. You can go to websites like http://www.uga.edu/nchfp/index.html and check with their site as to recommendations for home canning. Jim in So. Calif.

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Chef 565650 Jim December 17, 2009

I went to the cupboard and found we're down to the last bottle of our mango sauce! Searched for the recipe to refresh my memory and found this again. Our notes show that we made a quadruple batch with a few minor deviations from this recipe, particularly in using a big pile of our home grown chillies (we live in the north of UK so tropical plants are pretty hard to grow). The sauce was a big success with ourselves and our friends. For those concerned about the dire warnings of pH and American standards I can tell you that we made that batch 14 months ago using a normal British bottling method of dishwashing the glass bottles and heating in the oven. We used the standard metal with rubber seal caps and stored the bottles in a dark cupboard (bottles kept in the fridge once opened). We have had no storage or degeneration problems and ne'er a sign of botulism; if anything the sauce flavours have improved over time and we live to tell the tale! Give this recipe a go, it is great, we are making our next batch now!

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Tony P. December 14, 2015

Great recipe, it was very hot so I halfed cherry tomatoes and deseeded them and chopped them up more and added, Best hot sauce I have ever made, I think the sugar is what made it so good, 10 out of 10!!! A LOT of Zing!!!

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NASAMEANYAHEARD .. September 27, 2015

There's a sub chain called Firehouse Subs. They have approximately 40 different hot sauces to put on your sub sandwich and the sauces are varying degrees of 'hot'. My all time favorite is the Habenero Mango. I was there a few days ago and they were out of it and I about lost my mind - ok, not really but I didn't enjoy my sub sandwich as much without it. I went home and decided to search for a recipe and make my own. I do wish I knew who made the sauce at the sub shop but I just always assumed it would be on the shelf. I've learned my lesson - make your own and never be without. Since I don't currently have a habenero plant producing fruit (spring in NY), I'll have to wait until I find some fresh so I can try this recipe. I'm pretty excited about finding this. Thank you for sharing your recipe.

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PJ P. May 07, 2015

DELISH!!!! YUM! I want to put it on everything...spicy with just the right sweetness! Mmmm!

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Sammit January 08, 2010

Great Hot sauce! Don't use a whole drop. It's to hot! I'm confused. according to Jim's review he uses a Gram Scale to Measure Heat? HuH? The only way I know is Scoville. Please enlighting me.

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Lydiamis December 18, 2009
Habanero Mango Hot Sauce