This mango habanero sauce has quickly become one of my go-to sauces for our smoked mango habanero wings.
It's sweet, spicy, and you can whip it up in under 15 minutes.
Mango Habanero Sauce Ingredients
- 1 cup mango juice. You can use fresh mangos, but you can't beat the convenience of mango juice.
- 2 habanero peppers. You can use either orange or green habaneros—just be sure to remove the seeds, unless you like your wings really spicy.
- 3 cloves garlic. Use a garlic press or knife to mince the garlic.
- 1/4 cup white wine vinegar. For a little tangy acidity to complement the sweetness of the mango juice and spiciness of the habaneros.
- 1 tsp sweet paprika. To add a little smokiness and added heat.
- 1/2 cup maple syrup. For a mild, sweet pepper flavor.
- 1/2 stick of butter. For a creamy richness to add to the sauce.
Mango Habanero Sauce Recipe Instructions
1. Add ingredients to blender
Add the mango juice, diced habaneros, garlic, white wine vinegar, chipotle powder, and maple syrup to a blender. Blend on medium-strength for two minutes, or until ingredients are well-combined.
2. Heat ingredients on stovetop
Pour the ingredients from the blender into a small saucepan, and heat over medium-heat on your stovetop for about 15 minutes.
3. Add butter
Remove the saucepan from the heat, and add the butter. Stir in the butter until it melts completely.
4. Serve immediately
Serve the mango habanero sauce immediately over smoked wings, or store it in an airtight container for up to a week.
Mango Habanero Sauce Tips & Tricks
First time making mango habanero sauce? Here are some tips to keep in mind.
Sub Fresh Mango
If you have the extra time, you can definitely sub-in fresh mango instead of mango juice. Just make sure to dice it into small cubes before adding it to the blender. 2-3 ripe mangos should be enough.
Adjust the Amount of Habaneros
This recipe calls for just two habanero peppers, and to be honest, it's not really that spicy. If you like your sauces (and wings) with an extra kick, don't be afraid to use 4-5 habaneros. Or, if you like things really spicy, you can also leave the seeds in.
Mango Habanero Sauce
- 1 cup mango juice
- 2 habanero peppers diced
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
- 1 tsp sweet paprika
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 stick butter
- Add ingredients—except butter—to blender and blend well
- Heat blended ingredients on stovetop for 15 minutes
- Remove from heat and add butter, stir until melted
- Serve immediately