The first time I made this Awesome (habanero) Sauce, I just started throwing stuff together that I thought would be good – habaneros, pineapple, garlic, spices, and even pickled carrots. When I took a taste, my first thought was “Oh, my damn! This needs some sausage!” So, I grabbed my car keys and made a mad dash to the grocery store. I’m pretty sure I looked like some sort of deranged tweaker — darting around in all directions, wild-eyed, and mumbling to myself — looking for things to eat with this sauce. “Sausage… Shrimp… ohhhhh…. breakfast tacos… no wait, ALL the tacos!… spinach quesadilla?… uh, yeah….. how about a really good sub sandwich? (duh!)… meatballs… pizza… mmm… ” I’m not exactly proud to say that my meal plan that week consisted entirely of “things that go good with Awesome Sauce.”
(The name I first came up with was “Oh My Damn Sauce”. But, I’ve since settled on Awesome Sauce because it’s way more fun to say, and is also annoying to some people – which is fun.)
I have also recently found that Awesome Sauce goes really well with fried catfish and boudin. Which, coincidentally, rank pretty high on my food pyramid these days.
This sauce might look a little like mustard, and definitely could be used as such, but it packs a really nice bit of heat and way more interesting flavor. Pineapple juice gives it just enough sweetness to tone the habanero down a tad, yet it’s not too sweet. I like it medium hot, sort of along the lines of Sriracha sauce, but you could go way hotter (or less) if you like by adjusting the habaneros.