Heat Level - 3
Here's an even spicier version of the Spicy Pumpkin Muffin published in The Habanero Cookbook using the elusive but delicious jolokia chile!
The flavor of peppers dominates this powerful, spiced up broth. This recipe can also be used as a vegetarian stock for making other soups and stews. It is an elegant example of a first course soup that can precede any entree.
Ideal as a starter (appetizer) course, these crispy chicken wings can also be prepared under the broiler on your stove.
Sweet chile sauces, popular in Asian cuisines, are available in Asian markets–or you can make your own, like this recipe from Chef Russell Siu. This recipe uses the larger and milder Thai chiles.
This recipe, along with other sizzling holiday snacks, can be found in the article
This sweet and sour fish sauce dip is made spicy with chopped chilies and garlic, while fresh-squeezed lime or lemon gives it a sour edge. Called nuoc cham or nuoc mam cham in Vietnamese, it is the ubiquitous condiment of the Vietnamese table. Drizzle it over grilled meat set atop thin rice noodles tossed with shredded vegetables for refreshing fare, perfect for summer.
Spicy jams are all the rage today, with one of them winning the Grand Prize at the 2003 Scovie Awards. The recipe below is great on biscuits, toast and pancakes, and you can even use it as a glaze on grilled meats or as a topping for vanilla ice cream.
This recipe and others can be found in the 12-part illustrated series "A World of Curries". You can read all about this unique Indian flavor here.
To bake the wings, place in a roasting pan. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake in a 450 degrees F oven until lightly browned and cooked through, about 30 minutes.
This spice mixture is from Tunisia, where it is used to spice up stews and is sprinkled over grilled meats. The word tabil means coriander, but generally refers to this blend of ingredients.
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