Caribbean Peanut Chicken

Caribbean Peanut Chicken

Like coconut, peanuts, and peanut butter go particularly well with chilies. Peanut butter makes this sauce gloriously rich and creamy. Use medium-hot chili. SERVES 4 INGREDIENTS 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast portions, cut into thin strips 225g/8oz/generous 1 cup white long grain rice 15g/1 oz/1…

Scorching Chili Chicken

Scorching Chili Chicken

Not for the faint-hearted, this fiery, hot curry is made with a spicy chili masala paste, which is blended into a fragrant sauce. SERVES 4 INGREDIENTS 8 chicken thighs, skinned 5ml/ tsp garam masala sliced green chilies, to garnish chapatis and natural (plain) yogurt. to…

Black Pasta with Squid Sauce

Black Pasta with Squid Sauce

Another shellfish dish with a subtle, rather than a strident, chili flavor. don’t be tempted to omit the chili flakes the dish would be the poorer for their absence. SERVES 4 INGREDIENTS105ml/7 tbsp olive oil2 shallots, finely chopped3 garlic cloves, crushed45ml/3 tbsp chopped fresh parsley…

Vermicelli with Spicy Clam Sauce Recipe

Vermicelli with Spicy Clam Sauce Recipe

There’s a subtle chili flavor in this Italian dish. the trick is to use enough to make it lively, as here, but not so much that you can’t taste the clams. SERVES 4 1kg/2 1/4lb fresh clams, well scrubbed250ml/8fl oz/1 cup dry white wine 2…

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 Chicken Stir Fry

Spicy Chicken Stir Fry

Stir-fries are perennially popular. This spicy chicken stir fry mixes spring onions and dried mushrooms with chilies and peppers. INGREDIENTS 450 g/1 lb skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into strips 2 tbsp soy sauce 1 tbsp sugar 2 spring onions, white and some green parts,…

Authentic Jamaican Jerk Chicken Recipe

Authentic Jamaican Jerk Chicken Recipe

This authentic jerk chicken recipe incorporates a classic rub, a combination of spices, brown sugar and hot chili peppers that is applied to the chicken to enliven the dish. Serves 4 to 6 INGREDIENTS 25 g/1 oz chopped seeded fresh red chilies 4 tsp crushed…

Spicy Squid With Hot Pepper Sauce

Spicy Squid With Hot Pepper Sauce

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 4 dried ancho chilies 675 g/1 lb cleaned squid 2 shallots, chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 red habanero chilies, seeded and chopped 2 tbsp corn or sunflower oil 550 m1/1 8 fl oz peeled, seeded and chopped plum tomatoes Juice of…

Fish With Black Beans

Fish With Black Beans

Salted black beans are available in tins from Chinese food stores. They make an excellent marinade and sauce for fish. Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 900 g/2 lb flounder, whiting or finnan haddie fillet, skinned 3 tbsp salted black beans 90 m1/3.5 fl oz dry sherry 3…

Orange and Chili Marinated Sardines

Orange and Chili Marinated Sardines

Sardines cooked this way are simply delicious. Use lime juice instead of orange, if you prefer. Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 8 to 12 fresh sardines, cleaned 150 ml// pint orange juice 4 tbsp olive oil 4 green jalapeno chilies, seeded and finely sliced1 tbsp soft light…