I was trying to think or something different for this one, something you don’t see every day. Walking through the food store I first came across the habaneros and knew I could dry them out and make a hot rub. But I wanted some flavor to go along with it, and pineapple would be perfect. But it needed more….and it’s got the sweet, it’s got the heat, it’s got that bitter pineapple taste. Peach would finish it off nicely!
The dehydrating of these fruits is a very long process, but yields a good amount. This one might take up to 2 or 3 days to do, but is well worth it. You want to make sure that you fully dry the fruits or else you won’t be able to grind them up, and it will spoil faster.
For this recipe, you will need:
A food dehydrator
Mortar and pestle
Peach Pineapple Habanero Rub
Start off with a ripe pineapple, peach, and two habaneros
Slice up the pineapple into 3/4 inch pieces. Cut three pieces and then chop up smaller
Slice up the peach into even 1/4 inch slices
Cut the habaneros in half, and leave seeds in
Place everything on your dehydrator. Space everything out and let it dry overnight. You may have to cut the pieces smaller and smaller to fully dry. This may take several days to complete
Cut the dried fruit into smaller, more manageable pieces
(Note: there will be a lot of dust in the air, and the habanero pepper is hot - you may want to wear a mask)
Place a few pieces in your mortar and start grinding
Add pieces of pineapple, habanero and peach and continue to grind them into a powder
Remove large chunks by using a fine strainer
Set powder aside. You will have around 1/2 cup
Now it's time to make your rub. Use the excess peach pineapple habanero in any other recipes.
Put 2 tbsp of the mix in a bowl
Apply to your favorite meat! I tried this on chicken legs and country style pork ribs. Both came out great, sweet and fruity with a kick