Habaneros are known for their extreme heat and fruity flavour, which both add a lot of personality to many Caribbean dishes and sauces. It is the foundation of many rich Mexican salsas, especially those from the Yucatan peninsula.
The Lantern Habanero is a variety that is a little longer and has a bold, red skin colour once harvested when mature. This chili is well adapted to colder climates, as is proven by this most recent local harvest. The heat of this chili is comparable to that of a classic habanero, but its potency takes some time to manifest itself, which only leaves more room for the faint sweetness and tropical fruit fragrance to become a part of the full flavour profile.
Can be used in home-made salsas or in any dish that can use a boost of heat.