Recipes

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 […]

Chicken Flautas with Fresno Chili Salsa

Chicken Flautas with Fresno Chili Salsa

CHICKEN FLAUTAS RECIPE Crisp fried tortillas with a chicken and cheese filling make a delicious light meal, especially when served with spicy tomato salsa. MAKES 12 INGREDIENTS2 skinless, boneless chicken breast portions15ml/1 tbsp vegetable oil1 onion, chopped2 garlic cloves, crushed 90g/3 1/2oz/generous 1/2 cup crumbled […]

Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce Recipe

Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce Recipe

Chicken Satay Recipe Concertinas of tender chicken, served with a chili-flavored peanut sauce, are irresistible, garnish with sliced fresh red chilies for extra fire. SERVES 4 INGREDIENTS4 boneless, skinless chicken breast portions10ml /2 tsp soft light brown sugar For the marinade5ml/1 tsp cumin seeds5ml/1 tsp […]

Three Color Fish Kebabs

Three Color Fish Kebabs

Fish Kebabs Recipe For food to be appetizing, it needs to look as well as taste good, and this dish, with its sweet tomato and chili salsa, scores on both counts. SERVES 4 INGREDIENTS120ml/4fl oz/1/2 cup olive oilfinely grated (shredded) rind and juice of 1 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pan-Steamed Chili Mussels Recipe

Pan-Steamed Chili Mussels Recipe

If you can take the heat, use bird’s eye chilies for this simple dish, or substitute one red cayenne or two red Fresno chilies. the lemongrass adds a refreshing tang. SERVES 4 TO 6 INGREDIENTS1kg/2 1/4lb live mussels2 lemongrass stalks4 shallots, chopped4 kaffir lime leaves, […]

Shrimp Ceviche Recipe

Shrimp Ceviche Recipe

Fresh fish is “cooked” by being marinated in a mixture of mango, lime juice, and chilies. the result is an appetizer with a wonderfully fresh flavor. SERVES 6 INGREDIENTS350g/12oz medium cookedprawns (shrimp)350g/12oz scallops, removed from their shells, with corals intact2 tomatoes, about 175g/6oz1 red onion, […]

Thai-Style Spicy Salmon Marinade

Thai-Style Spicy Salmon Marinade

Made in a similar fashion to the Scandinavian specialty, gravlax, this is a wonderful way of preparing salmon. start the preparation two to five days before you intend to eat it. SERVES 4 TO 6 INGREDIENTStail piece of 1 salmon, about 675g/1 1/2 lb, cleaned […]