Roasted Carolina Reaper Salsa

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Fiery Roasted Carolina Reaper Salsa, you need to try it!

Fiery Roasted Carolina Reaper Salsa
Fiery Roasted Carolina Reaper Salsa

Carolina reapers are considered one of the hottest peppers in the world. Spicier than a ghost pepper and habaneros. However when using it correctly makes delightful salsas that you can enjoy on tacos, chips and almost everything. This Roasted Carolina Reaper Salsa recipe has beefsteak tomatoes and garlic. Aside from vinegar oregano, cumin, and sea salt to taste.

Ingredients needed to make the Roasted Carolina Reaper Salsa
Ingredients needed to make the Roasted Carolina Reaper Salsa

Roasting the Carolina Reaper peppers along with the tomatoes and the garlic provides a pleasant smoky note a characteristic flavor on hot Mexican salsas. The vinegar is necessary to use in this salsa to give a balance and enough acidity to counteract with the spiciness of the Carolina Reaper peppers.

What is a Carolina Reaper Pepper?

Meet the Carolina Reaper pepper considered the hottest in the world
Meet the Carolina Reaper pepper considered the hottest in the world

The Carolina Reaper originally named the HP22B, is a cultivar of the Capsicum chinense plant. The pepper is red and gnarled, with a small pointed tail. The official Guinness World Record heat level is 1,569,300 Scoville Heat Units–that is 100 times hotter than a jalapeño. These peppers can be grown at home and provide harvest year-round. Commercially, you can find fresh Carolina Reaper peppers from June through November only.

Where to find the Carolina Reapers?

The Roasted Carolina Reaper Salsa is hot but tasty
The Roasted Carolina Reaper Salsa is hot but tasty

In the United States, the Carolina Reaper peppers are cultivated in Rock Hill, South Carolina by “Smokin” Ed Currie, proprietor of the PuckerButt Pepper Company in Fort Mill. You can find them in specialty stores branded with Frieda’s label a specialty produce company or here on Amazon.

This recipe for the Roasted Carolina Reaper Salsa is perfect for canning
This recipe for the Roasted Carolina Reaper Salsa is perfect for canning

For the Roasted Carolina Reaper Salsa, we are using half of a Carolina Reaper pepper and removed the seeds and the vein carefully. When handling hot peppers make sure to use gloves and do not touch with your bare hands. Use utensils for cutting and managing.

Add a zing to your food with this Roasted Carolina Reaper Salsa
Add a zing to your food with this Roasted Carolina Reaper Salsa

This salsa recipe is perfect for canning and to include in gourmet gift baskets for those that are hot salsa lovers. Nothing like a gift made in your own kitchen right?

Make the Roasted Carolina Reaper Salsa and add zing to your food favorites!

Fiery Roasted Carolina Reaper Salsa

Roasted Carolina Reaper Salsa

Chef Adriana Martin
This Roasted Carolina Reaper Salsa recipe has beefsteak tomatoes and garlic. Aside from vinegar oregano, cumin, and sea salt to taste. 
4.67 from 59 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer or Side Dishes, Garnishes
Cuisine Mexican Cuisine
Servings 2 cups

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tomatoes
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon Mexican oregano
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 Carolina Reaper pepper

Instructions
 

  • Start by roasting the tomatoes, the garlic cloves, and the Carolina Reaper pepper. 
  • The tomatoes will be ready to peel after the roasting process is done. Removing the skin allows for a better-looking salsa. 
  • Using a fork and a knife remove the vein and the seeds of Carolina Reaper pepper and use it whole or half depending on how spicy you want the salsa. 
  • Add all the ingredients in the blender until salsa has a luscious consistency. 
  • Pour salsa to a mason jar and enjoy with all your meals. 

Notes

  • The Carolina Reaper peppers are considered the hottest pepper in the world.
  • Be mindful on how much you use and use gloves and utensils to handle. 
  • Do not use bare hands when handling this pepper.  
  • This salsa is perfect for gifting and preserving using the canning technique. 
 

Nutrition

Serving: 0gCarbohydrates: 0gProtein: 0gFat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0gMonounsaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgPotassium: 0mgFiber: 0gSugar: 0gVitamin A: 0IUVitamin C: 0mgCalcium: 0mgIron: 0mg
Keyword Carolina reapers, red sauce, salsa
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Suze

5 stars
Awesome recipe. We bought a package of the carolina reapers (6 peppers) and tried this out with 1 pepper. Very tasty and doesn’t burn your mouth (good tomato and vinegar ratio!). 10/10 recommend to everyone and we WILL be finishing the remaining peppers with this recipe and sharing the extra salsa with friends!

Erin

At what temperature should the ingredients be roasted?

Lyle Ray Stine Jr

How long?

Krissi

5 stars
I just made a batch and OH MY! That’s spicy! Very full of flavor and the smell Mmmmmmm :p This is good!

Patricia

I love homemade salsa but I can’t handle spicy food so I might substitute the Carolina Reaper pepper for jalapeños.

Melissa

5 stars
I’d love to try this homemade salse recipe. Is Mexican oregano any different from Italian oregano?

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