Our favorite fiery recipes of all types and all heat levels. Sauces, salsas, appetizers, sides, and meals from mild to super-hot. Jalapeño recipes, habanero…
You can’t go wrong with rich chocolatey cookies with a hint of smoky spiciness. That’s the premise behind these spicy Mexican hot chocolate cookies. Cocoa powder and chocolate chips provide a sweet foil to smoky chipotle powder and fiery cayenne pepper. It’s a mouth explosion of earthy sweet and a wisp of smoke and heat.
Chipotle peppers and chocolate are a pairing made heaven. Chipotle’s smoky and earthy undertones pair so well with rich and earthy chocolate. So what’s a better vehicle than chocolate chip cookies to get these two flavors together? The answer is, in Spinal Tap form…None. None more better.
This easy tomato soup recipe is like a blank canvas in the kitchen. So much can be done with it to liven it up in uniquely tasty ways. For instance, it’s very simple to convert your everyday tomato soup into something spicy and a little more rustic in flavor, simply with the additions of red pepper flakes and cumin. Get ready for some real warmth down to your core now…
Talk about a smile bringer. Fresh mashed potatoes are already hard to keep on the table, but when you spice things up popper-style, it’s going to be a mashed potato land grab on your hands! This jalapeño popper mashed potatoes recipe brings all the things you love about jalapeño poppers to the table.
This spicy mezcal cocktail is inspired by one of my favorite cocktail bars in Boston. My take on the cocktail consists of mezcal, simple syrup, fresh lime juice, and spicy bitters—basically, a margarita served straight up in a chilled coupe glass. Mezcal replaces tequila for a smokey and spicy twist on the classic margarita.
These chili and rosemary bread balls are a delicious alternative to bread rolls, and perfect as a side for pasta, soups, and red meats. The heat comes from serrano pepper in this recipe (medium-heat, 10,000 to 23,000 Scoville heat units), but you could opt to use jalapeño pepper here, too, for more of a low-medium spiciness (2,500 to 8,000 SHU).
Citrusy-sweet and heat are that one-two refreshing combo that’s so perfect for summer. And that’s what this basil and jalapeño lemon mojito is all about. That bright, grassy spiciness of jalapeño also pairs quite well with the basil here. All in – we’re talking a flavor explosion.
Thanks to our community member Uhclem for sharing this extra fiery habanero cornbread recipe. It’s a perfect recipe to pair with spicy barbecue or chili con carne. We bet it’s also delicious as a fiery breakfast side with eggs or grits. Forget that extra cup of coffee. This would be a definite pick-me-up in the morning!
Are you looking to spicy up your burger game? This unique Asian Burger is one of my new favorites and the honey sriracha slaw is a MUST TRY! The best elevated Asian Burger recipe is right here. Juicy and delicious and packed full of flavor. The meat is mixed with green onions, garlic, cilantro, ginger, paprika, soy sauce and sesame oil.
Pepper seeds have a bad reputation, at least when it comes to hot peppers. Many believe that the seeds can make a dish too hot, for example. As we will find out below, that is not necessarily the case. We will also look at a few other common questions about pepper seeds and whether they are safe to eat.
The mix of cinnamon and cayenne pepper is one of those spice rack dynamic duos. Cinnamon has that exotic warmth, that sweet earthy flair. And cayenne? Well, it will punch you right in the taste buds. It adds extra life to that homey cinnamon warmth, and we think the pecan is the perfect snacking vehicle for this spice rack combo.
You’ve likely had deliciously creamy, slightly spicy Yum Yum sauce at Japanese hibachi steak houses. It works so well with so many things – steak, shrimp, fries, fried rice, and vegetable crudité just to name a few. It’s very tasty and – good news – very simple to make at home.
There’s a special place in our hearts for spicy Mongolian beef. It’s all the delicious combos you find in this simple meal that make it so great: meaty and crisp, salty and spicy, warm and sweet. It’s all there, and for all that flavor it doesn’t take that long at all to prepare
Poblano peppers are known for their mild heat and earthy flavor, and they’re very versatile because they are large with thick walls. They are perfect stuffing peppers for those looking for something a little bolder than a bell pepper. If you end up with extra poblanos, there are many fun ways to use them up.