Habanero Soy Sauce
Makes about 1/2 cup
1 habanero pepper
1/2 cup soy sauce
freshly squeezed lime juice, 1/2 lime
1. Cut open the habanero pepper and scrape out the seeds and membrane, being careful not to get the juices of the pepper on your skin. Slice the pepper into thin slices. For very spicy soy sauce, use the entire pepper. For medium spicy, use half of the pepper. For mild, use a couple of slices to 1/4 of the pepper.
2. Place the pepper slices in a bowl and lightly crush them with the back of a spoon to release the juices. Pour the soy sauce and lime juice over the slices and stir everything together with a spoon. Let the sauce sit for about 5 minutes.
3. Strain out the slices of pepper and serve as a dipping sauce for sushi.