Sometimes, you just crave spicy dishes. That craving can actually be a good thing, since spicy foods can speed up your metabolism, or it could hurt you if you are prone to heartburn. Well, either pop a heartburn pill or ready your belly, because these spicy dishes are simply too good to resist.
1. Spicy Corn Dip
This spicy dish is easy to make and perfect for any occasion. The creaminess of mayonnaise and sour cream help balance the three jalapeno peppers and can of green chilis, though, as you can imagine, they still pack a punch. Corn, green onions, and cheddar cheese complete this dip, filling it with additional flavors.
To make this dish, just combine sour cream, mayonnaise, corn, green onions, seeded and chopped jalapeno peppers, diced green chilis, and cheddar cheese in a bowl. Your dip is ready! Serve warm or cold; it will taste great either way.
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2. Spicy Biryani
This recipe originates in India, and includes green chilis along with garam masala, a mixture of Indian spices like cinnamon, cloves, and cardamom. Thus, the term “spicy” refers to both the slightly hot flavor from the chilis and the Indian spice mixture in this dish. These two flavors create a rice and vegetable mix that goes well with just about anything.
Get your rice cooker ready, because it is the star of this recipe. Fry diced onions and green chilis in oil in your rice cooker, then add vegetables, rice, water, salt and garam masala. Once the rice is cooked, the dish is done and ready to be eaten. Though the recipe centers around a rice cooker, you should be able to make it on the stove top as well.
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3. Spicy Sliders
This recipe is so interesting because it adds lentils to the burger patties. The spicy flavor comes from Dijon mustard, chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, and Monterey jack cheese all either in or on these mini burgers. These paired with garlic, pepper, and onion, will make your mouth impatiently drool while waiting for these spicy dishes to cook.
Begin by simmering the lentils for about a half hour or until they are tender. Then, puree them and allow to cool. Meanwhile, mix together mustard, garlic, pepper, onion, and chipotle pepper in a bowl. Combine with lentils and beef, form into small patties, and bake on a baking sheet. After cooked, top with cheese and bake just until cheese melts. Remove from oven, place on buns or bread, and top with arugula to complete.
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4. Spicy Eggplant Stirfry
This spicy dish is nice because it is healthy and you do not need much time to make it. In about a half hour, you can be digging in to this flavorful dish. The eggplant is flavored with garlic, onion, soy sauce, oyster sauce, chili garlic sauce, sugar, and sesame oil. The result: a mouth masterpiece.
For this recipe, cube and fry eggplant in oil until the eggplant begins to brown, then set aside. Next, fry onions and garlic in oil, then mix in soy sauce, water, oyster sauce, chili garlic sauce, sugar, and pepper until a smooth sauce forms. Add browned eggplant and simmer in sauce until tender and most of the liquid is absorbed. Drizzle with sesame oil, stir, and serve.
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5. Spicy Drumsticks
If you have a lot to do and do not want to spend much time making dinner, this spicy dish is a good option to consider. There is minimal prep time, and the chicken bakes for an hour, only needing some attention half way through baking. Seasoned with barbeque sauce, hot sauce, oregano, and cumin, your friends will love it, and you will love being able to get some tasks done.
All you do for this recipe is place the drumsticks in a baking pan, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and bake for a half hour. Then, you combine barbeque sauce, hot sauce, oregano, and cumin in a bowl and pour over the drumsticks. Return them to the oven for another half hour, and that’s it! Whip up some instant mashed potatoes and toss a salad for a complete meal.
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6. Spicy Mexican Breakfast Casserole
There are a lot of yummy ingredients in this spicy dish, but not much work to it. It is full of all sorts of ingredients, and can really be enjoyed for any meal. Potatoes, green and red bell peppers, black beans, corn, green chilis, eggs, onions, cumin, cilantro, and pepper jack cheese all form a hardy casserole sure to fill you up.
Begin making this spicy dish by sautéing the potatoes and bell peppers in oil. Remove from heat and add the beans, corn, and green chilis. In another bowl, combine eggs, salt, pepper, cumin, cilantro, onion, and cheese. Combine with potato mixture, pour into a baking pan, and top with more cheese. Bake until slightly browned. Feel free to serve with sour cream or salsa, or both.
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7. Spicy Shrimp Tacos
Oh, shrimp tacos, how we love you. In this recipe, lemon juice, taco seasoning, oregano, chili flakes, and cumin give the shrimp a zesty spicy wonderful flavor. Combined with cabbage, avocado, chili peppers, and a homemade sour cream taco sauce, these spicy dishes are simply irresistible. Taco Tuesdays will never be the same.
To get your tacos cooking, begin by tossing uncooked peeled and deveined shrimp in a bowl containing olive oil, lemon/lime juice, taco seasoning, oregano, chili flakes, cumin, and salt. Mix to coat, then set aside. Make the taco sauce by combining sour cream, cilantro, garlic, salt, and pepper, then set aside. Fry shrimp on both sides until golden brown, then assemble tacos with cabbage first, topped with avocado, then shrimp, then sour cream sauce, then finally sliced chilis.
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8. Spicy Korean Chicken
This spicy tangy scrumptious dish also comes with a sweet salsa recipe to help balance the spicy. Chicken breasts are breaded in cornstarch and seasoned with shallots, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, maple syrup, gochujang (Korean chili sauce), rice wine vinegar, cider vinegar, and sesame oil, forming a chicken coated in a syrup packed with flavor. The salsa is simply a combination of persimmons, pomegranate arils, and parsley, only furthering the mouth party this spicy dish triggers.
For this spicy dish, cut the chicken into chunks, toss in cornstarch, and set aside. In a saucepan, saute the shallots, garlic, and ginger in sesame oil until softened. Add soy sauce, maple syrup, gochujang sauce, and vinegars, and boil until sauce thickens. In another pan, fry chicken chunks in sesame oil until crispy and golden. Remove chicken and combine with sauce. Serve over noodles or rice.
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9. Spicy Bean Salsa
This spicy dish is quick to throw together, being mostly canned ingredients, and is perfect to keep in the fridge as a snack or take to a party. The salsa is a blend of black-eyed peas, black beans, corn, onion, green bell pepper, jalapeno peppers, tomatoes, garlic salt, and Italian dressing. The recipe does recommend letting the completed product set in the fridge at least overnight to ensure the flavors combine, so make sure to throw this one together ahead of time.
For this spicy dish, combine the black-eyed peas, black beans, corn, onion, peppers, and tomatoes in a bowl. Coat with Italian dressing and some garlic salt, and mix. Cover and refrigerate at least overnight. Eat with tortilla chips, on salads or burgers, or throw your unique spin in on salsa consumption.
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10. Spicy Meatballs
For this tasty spicy dish, you make both spicy tomato sauce and spicy meatballs, doubling the spice and the flavor. The sauce is a combination of garlic, paprika, cumin, cayenne pepper, and chopped tomatoes. The meatballs are a mix of beef, onion powder, paprika, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper. Both have some shared ingredients, helping them pair together, but each has a special extra something in the flavor bank to make this dish phenomenally good.
To make the tomato sauce, saute the garlic in oil, then add salt, paprika, cumin, and cayenne pepper. Stir a few seconds, then add the tomatoes, covering and simmering for about ten minutes. While the sauce simmers, combine the beef, onion powder, salt, paprika, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper, forming meat balls from this combination. Add these to the tomato sauce, cover, and simmer for a half hour. Enjoy in sandwiches, over pasta, or alone.
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