Spicy Potato Wedges with Chili Dip

Spicy Potato Wedges with Chili Dip

These dry-roasted spicy potato wedges with crisp spicy crusts are delicious with the chili dip. SERVES 2 INGREDIENTS2 baking potatoes, about 225g/ 8oz each30ml/2 tbsp olive oil2 garlic cloves, crushed5ml/1 tsp ground allspice5ml/1 tsp ground coriander 15ml/1 tbsp paprikasalt and ground black pepper For the…

Easy Quesadilla Recipe

Easy Quesadilla Recipe

Filled with cheese and chilies, these tortillas are the Mexican equivalent of toasted sandwiches. serve them as soon as they are cooked, or they will become chewy. SERVES 4 INGREDIENTS200g/7oz mozzarella, Monterey Jack or mild Cheddar cheese1 fresh Fresno chili8 wheat flour tortillas, about15cm/6in acrossonion…

Chili, Tomato and Spinach Pizza Recipe

Chili, Tomato and Spinach Pizza Recipe

This richly flavored topping with a hint of spice makes a colorful and satisfying pizza. added to a ready-made pizza base, it makes the cook’s life really easy. SERVES 3 INGREDIENTS1-2 fresh red chilies50g/2oz/1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained, plus 45ml/3 tbsp oil from…

Spicy Tomato and Chili Dip Recipe

Spicy Tomato and Chili Dip Recipe

Get your taste buds tingling with this tangy dip, spiked with fresh green chilies. It is delicious served with deep-fried potato skins or hash browns. SERVES 4 INGREDIENTS1 shallot, halved2 garlic cloves, halveda handful of fresh basil leaves, plus extra, to garnish500g/1 1/4 lb ripe…

Black Bean Salsa Recipe

Black Bean Salsa Recipe

This salsa has a very striking appearance. It is rare to find a black spice and it provides a wonderful contrast to the more common reds and greens on the plate. SERVES 4 INGREDIENTS 130g/4 1/2oz/generous 1/2 cup black beans, soaked overnight in water 1…

DEMON SALSA (spicy salsa recipe)

DEMON SALSA (spicy salsa recipe)

THIS IS A SCORCHINGLY HOT SPICY SALSA MADE WITH TWO TYPES OF CHILLIES AND SHOULD BE TREATED WITH THE UTMOST CAUTION. SPREAD IT SPARINGLY ON COOKED MEATS AND BURGERS. SERVES 4 TO 6 INGREDIENTS 6 fresh habanero chilies or Scotch bonnets 2 ripe tomatoes 4…

Avocado and Sweet Red Pepper Salsa

Avocado and Sweet Red Pepper Salsa

This simple salsa is a fire-and-ice mixture that combines hot chili with cooling avocado. Serve it with corn chips for dipping. SERVES 4 INGREDIENTS 2 ripe avocados 1 red onion 1 sweet red (bell) pepper 4 fresh green chilies 30m 1/2 tbsp chopped fresh coriander…

Green Fire (Salsa Verde Recipe)

Green Fire (Salsa Verde Recipe)

ALSO KNOWN AS SALSA VERDE THIS IS A CLASSIC GREEN SALSA RECIPE IN WHICH CAPERS PLAY AN IMPORTANT PART. MAKE IT WITH GREEN CAYENNE CHILLIES OR THE MILDER JALAPENOS. SERVES 4 INGREDIENTS 2-4 fresh green chilies 8 spring onions (scallions) 2 garlic cloves 50g /…

Chicken and Chilies in Soured Cream Sauce

Chicken and Chilies in Soured Cream Sauce

This is a versatile recipe. You can serve it for a simple supper, with taco chips or hot toast, or dress it up for company by surrounding it with crescents of cooked puff pastry and accompanying it with mange tout and baby carrots. INGREDIENTS 4…

Aubergine Puree (spiced)

Aubergine Puree (spiced)

Baked aubergine puree with chilies and spices, makes a marvelous, creamy dip. Cumin seeds add crunch. Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 2 large aubergines, about 950 g/ 1 lb 4 red Anaheim chilies 4 garlic cloves Grated zest and juice of 1 large lemon 1 tsp ground…