Although curries in some form appear in the cuisines of most of the Caribbean, they are particularly prevalent in the countries where the East Indian population is the greatest: Jamaica, Martinique, and Trinidad and Tobago (T&T).
Central Texas is Hill Country, which produces the habaneros, pecans, and peaches that are used in this recipe.
Here’s an even spicier version of the Spicy Pumpkin Muffin published in The Habanero Cookbook using the elusive but delicious jolokia chile!
The chiles in the dish, as well as the flavored pasta, add a subtle punch and contrasts nicely with the cheeses and the herbs.
Another mainstay of South American cooking is the sweet potato, which comes in several varieties, and some of these relatives can be found in Hispanic markets in the United States.
This stuff freezes well, it’s hearty, and you can adjust the heat level easily up or down, simply by adding more or less fresh habanero chile.
Although the chinense variety known as the datil pepper has been grown near St. Augustine, Florida, for hundreds of years, the other varieties of the species were virtually unknown in this country.