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…
Simple can be so delicious. And that’s definitely true when it comes to this spicy Mediterranean pasta. It’s a classic Italian dish with a handful of ingredients, but with a fiery twist. That mix of balsamic vinegar tang and chili pepper heat is extra-special. This dish works particularly well with an arugula salad with Parmesan shavings.
Now here’s a hearty sauce that’ll wake you right up! Habanero cream sauce can bring life to all sorts of dishes, from drizzling it on top of enchiladas to flavoring a hearty soup. Try it, too, on pasta or simply as a sauce topping for fresh vegetables like broccoli or cauliflower. This is wicked, creamy heat.
Here’s a spicy mix, however you say it. Whether you call it piri-piri or peri-peri seasoning, the end result is all the same – it’s a delicious combo of pungent and savory spices with a healthy kick of heat. It’s perfect as a dry rub for steaks or chicken, and it can add a nice level of savory spice to soups and sauces.
This easy kiwi and jalapeño salsa recipe is healthy and quick to make. The kiwi and fresh ginger root are an amazing pairing with fresh jalapeños. Serve this salsa with a simple grilled chicken breast spiced with a little salt and pepper, and you turn something really basic into something special!
The modern kitchen has found a special place for the cayenne pepper. Fresh, it’s a terrific culinary chili, bringing a medium-heat (30,000 to 50,000 Scoville heat units) with a neutral, peppery flavor. But it’s even more popular dried. In fact, few cupboards are without a bottle of this chili in powder or flake form.
The love of spicy food is global. Every continent has multiple dishes that make use of the chili pepper, a fruit that originated in Central America. While some food cultures have been more closely associated with spicy foods than others, cooks around the world have found diverse and creative ways to use hot peppers.
Cauliflower and sriracha cheese soup is an excellent solution for a few workday lunches when prepped on a Sunday. Just store the soup in an airtight container and refrigerate. It’ll be good for up to three days. This is a really simple recipe, making it an excellent option for lunch or a quick dinner appetizer.
Whether as an appetizer or side, spicy fried pickles sure hit the Southern-fried spot. It’s a mix of tang, crunch, and cayenne that’ll tickle your taste buds. Pair these pickles with our spicy Sriracha ranch dressing, and you’ve got a perfect party pleaser. Seriously, these don’t last long once they’re placed on the table.
This Spicy Sausage recipe will warm you right up, even on the coldest of nights. It’s total feel-good food that’s sure to be a family hit at dinner time. It's one of those classic dishes that takes on total new life with the addition of fiery heat. I use tomatoes, red peppers, and onion in this recipe, and they give the dish a delicious garden-fresh undertone.
Easy Cinco De Mayo recipe with spicy chorizo, warm, velvety smooth cheese, tomatoes, cilantro and a squeeze of lime juice. This Mexican dip cooks stovetop in minutes - guaranteed to disappear! #chorizoqueso #chorizoquesodip #choriqueso #mexicandip #cindodemayorecipes #easymexicanrecipes #mexicanappetizers #agoudalife
It's time for some shrimp, my friends. Spicy shrimp, that is. I'm always up for shrimp because it's so much lighter in the calorie department than other proteins, but that doesn't mean they're boring when it comes to flavor. This Cajun shrimp recipe is wonderfully spicy with succulent shrimp simmered in tomato sauce spiced with chilies, Cajun seasonings and more. Great for dinner or an appetizer.
If jalapeño poppers are a favorite, this grilled cheese sandwich is a treat! There’s already a decent amount of spiciness, but there’s potential for a full jalapeño used here per sandwich. Make it your way! #jalapeno #jalapenogrilledcheese #grilledcheese #grilledcheesesandwich
These fiery herb chicken strips make a perfect and easy appetizer or meal. You have so many possibilities. Serve them on their own with marinara sauce or a dip of you choosing. Pair this herb chicken with mashed potatoes or use them as the meat in a stellar spicy chicken sandwich.
Fired with chilies, generously spiced ground beef gets sweetened with raisins, chutney, and almonds, and baked beneath a custardy, egg-and-milk topping. That’s bobotie. This unusual, richly flavored delight is a mega South African favorite that’s grand for special occasions and celebrations.
If you’re looking to grow sun-like spiciness, there is nothing more wicked than the Carolina Reaper. This is the hottest pepper in the world, so don’t approach this chili lightly. The oils of this pepper, even when still whole on the vine, can cause major chili burn so approach Carolina Reaper planting with care.
Ancho BBQ sauce provides just a little simmering heat, but really that’s not what makes the sauce. Ancho peppers, while not the spiciest chili around, pack a lot of flavor – a little sweet, a little smoky, and most definitely earthy. #anchobbqsauce #barbecuesauce #smokybbqsauce #ancho #anchopeppers
The sticky honey sweetens up this smoked spicy chipotle pepper, and together they make for a perfect flavor combination on these crisp parsnip fries. The is one delicious side for fall, but it’s just as good any time of the year. #parsnips #honey #chipotle #parsnipfries #fries #fallrecipes
This fruit pairing just works so well. The spiciness of the cooked habanero peppers doesn’t overpower the mangoes' fruity flavor. Instead, that habanero sweetness actually complements it, and that double-whammy of sweetness balances perfectly with the spiciness. #mangohabanerojam #mango #habanero #jam #toast #jamrecipes #homemadejamrecipes
Mixing fruity tamarind with fiery, sweet hot peppers is a quality combo — and that’s what’s behind Jindotgae Hot Sauce. This popular Korean sauce brings good flavor to the table, but how well-balanced is the heat? And is it as usable as the brand says, “with any food”? Let’s take Jindotgae for a spin and see what’s inside the bottle.