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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…

Spiced Mussel Soup

Spiced Mussel Soup

Chunky and colorful, this fish soup has the consistency of chowder. the chili flavor comes from harissa, a spicy sauce that is popular in North African cooking. SERVES 6 INGREDIENTS1.6kg/3 1/2lb live mussels 150ml/1/4 pint/ 2/3 cup white wine3 tomatoes30ml/2 tbsp olive oil1 onion, finely…

Spicy Tortilla Soup

Spicy Tortilla Soup

The southwestern united states stake its claim to this simple and delicious soup, but it probably originated in Mexico, where considerably hotter versions are popular. SERVES 4 TO 6 INGREDIENTS15ml/1 tbsp vegetable oil1 onion, finely chopped1 large garlic clove, crushed2 medium tomatoes, peeled, seeded and…

Spiced Red Lentil and  Coconut Soup

Spiced Red Lentil and Coconut Soup

Hot, spicy and richly flavored this substantial soup is almost a meal in itself. if you are really hungry, serve it with chunks of warmed naan bread or thick slices of toast. SERVES 4 INGREDIENTS30ml / 2 tbsp sunflower oil2 red onions, finely chopped1 bird’s…

Warming Spinach and Rice Soup Recipe

Warming Spinach and Rice Soup Recipe

The chili adds just a flicker of fire to this light and fresh tasting soup made using very young spinach leaves and risotto rice. SERVES 4 INGREDIENTS675g/1 1/2lb fresh spinach, washed 45ml/3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil1 small onion, finely chopped2 garlic cloves, finely chopped1…

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 /…

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,…

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…