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My Dh said it should be called the dogs bite! Flavorful and HOT! I made the mistake of not wearing gloves though and I am paying for it! Made for ZWT8

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Elaniemay August 05, 2012

My sister lived in the Yucatan. When she came back to Canada she made it with fresh orange juice and white wine vinegar instead of sweet orange lime. She also does one with sour orange and cabbage tomato that is pretty amazing. Has anyone else tried the cabbage in salsa? Better than you would think!

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dietitian October 17, 2010

I'd say that 4 Habaneros are plenty enough, 6 is a little intense. Overall though I loved this recipe and was very happy to find it after returning from Playa Del Carmen & having it all over the place there.

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Cooking for Pleasure June 17, 2010

I got hooked on xni-pec salsa while traveling in Mexico, and this is spot-on. I couldn't find habaneros, so I used Jamaican hot peppers. They're less spicy than habaneros, but the results were still very hot. I followed Chocolatl's advice and used 2 parts lime juice, 1 part orange juice. I also doubled the onion. I use this as a condiment rather than a dip for chips. I served it with black beans and rice. Thanks for a great recipe!

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Lumberjackie May 02, 2010

In the Mayan language, Xni pec means "dog's nose." For authenticity, if you don't have sour orange juice, use two parts lime juice to one part regular orange juice. I also agree with the other poster--this is mainly intended as an accompaniment to a main dish rather than as a chip dip. Watch yourself--it's HOT!

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Chocolatl January 10, 2010

Yowza, this is one hot sauce. Good with chips but I think would be fabulous on a main dish, i.e. tacos, chili, etc which I plan on trying. The pepper fumes really got to me while peeling and seeding the peppers. 1/3 edit I served this on Taco on a Platter and it was amazing! I think much better as a topping instead of on its own as a dip.

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Vicki in CT January 03, 2010

This salsa is fantastic! In case anyone is wondering it is pronounced SHNEE-peck. I was searching to see if this had been posted previously and found that it had! Yeah! This is a really great and HOT salsa with a wonderful freshness from the sour orange juice. Thanks Jen for a terrific recipe!

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Mama's Kitchen (Hope) July 22, 2008
Xni-Pec Salsa