Fire up the flavor of everything from nuts to dessert with a pinch of this exotic red chili pepper.
Bring the Heat!
Also called red pepper, this spicy, smoky addition to your cooking is made from various chiles blended together. You have
probably sprinkled some into your chili, but this spice also livens up cheese straws and chocolate pot de crème.
Spicy Herb Roasted Nuts
Maple syrup adds a sweet counterpoint to spicy cayenne in this addictive snack of almonds, hazelnuts, pecans, and walnuts.
Use fresh or dried herbs, but make plenty. These nuts keep in the freezer for up to one month.
Typically served with grilled fish or chicken, this traditional Spanish sauce bursts with the flavors of roasted almonds,
smoky sweet paprika, cayenne, red bell peppers, tomato, garlic, breadcrumbs, and olive oil. It's also a great condiment for
Ethiopian cooks favor a spice blend called berbere (made with cayenne, cumin, fenugreek, turmeric, cinnamon, cardamom, and
paprika) to flavor savory dishes. Put it on beef chuck roast for a simple stew that simmers to perfection in two hours.
Fire roasted tomatoes, bacon, ground beef, beer, and spices simmer for 30 minutes to build a rich, complex chili that's even
better the next day. Serve it with cornbread and all the traditional chili toppings.
In India, the term Vindaloo is reserved for the hottest of curry dishes. But in this recipe, potatoes and a host of other
sweet and savory spices help tame the heat. Substitute chicken breasts for the duck breasts if you like.
Deep dark chocolate goes South of the Border in this creamy dessert laced with a subtle bite of cayenne and the sweet lingering
flavor of cinnamon. Start baking early in the day since this pudding-like dessert needs to chill for three hours.