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…

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…

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…

Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers Recipe

Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers Recipe

Chilies play a leading role in this delicious appetizer. Serve with crispy ‘seaweed’, made by deep-frying shreds of collard greens, then tossing the shreds with a mixture of castor sugar and salt. Learn below how to make these delicious Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers. Serves 4 INGREDIENTS…

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…

Thai Hors D’Oeuvres

Thai Hors D’Oeuvres

This colorful selection of ingredients on a leaf-strewn platter is a tempting invitation for guests to make their own flavourful lettuce parcels. INGREDIENTS 30 g/I oz unsweetened desiccated coconut, roasted at 1 80°/350°F/Gas Mark 4 until light brown 3 tbsp finely diced shallots 3 tbsp…

Homemade Spicy Guacamole Recipe

Homemade Spicy Guacamole Recipe

The cool appearance of this delicious dip is deceptive: contrasting with the creamy avocado is the fiery flavor of chili.This spicy guacamole recipe is great for parties. Serve it with carrot and celery sticks and traditional taco chips. INGREDIENTS2 ripe avocados100 g/4 oz peeled, seeded…