Spicy recipes are almost always a crowd pleaser. Everybody wants some zest and flavour in their food, regardless if it’s at a restaurant or in the comfort of someone’s home. Here are 10 spicy recipes that are sure to be a huge success and impress all the guests at your next summer BBQ.
1. Guy Fieri’s Chipotle Mango BBQ Chicken
This chipotle mango bbq chicken is a mix of all of the best parts of smoky, sweet and spicy. It won’t take you long to make, but it will be talked about amongst your friends for a long time coming. The fact that the recipe combines spice with sweet and smoky flavours so perfectly really makes this chicken one of the best spicy recipes to pull out in order to impress everyone at your next barbecue. It’s mouthwateringly delicious and will not disappoint.
2. Spicy Hoisin Glazed Eggplant
Why not change it up and bring a non-traditional barbecue food into the mix? This hoisin glazed eggplant recipe is surprisingly easy and totally delicious. This is the perfect dish to add into your array of food in order to spice things up (pun intended), and is even friendly to your friends who may be vegetarian or vegan. Impress your friends with your versatility on the barbecue by throwing in some spicy recipes like this one that change things up.
3. Jalapeño Lime Corn On The Cob
I know what you’re thinking, how can corn really be that spicy? Well, this recipe takes a traditionally plain dish like corn and adds a new flare to it. It’s incredibly easy to spice up your corn, and the ingredients are pretty simple, so you’ll probably already have them around the house. This is one of my favourite spicy recipes on the list, and when you try it, you’ll see why.
4. Tandoori Meatballs With Cilantro Raita
This is yet another one of the spicy recipes on this list that adds some fresh flavour to a fan favourite. This tandoori meatball recipe yields enough to feed all the mouths at your barbecue, but they’ll probably be asking for more. If you really want to go all out, you can plate the meatballs with some lettuce and aesthetic toppings along with the homemade dipping sauce.
5. Spicy Sausage Dogs
This is a recipe that will be sure to impress your guests because of its ability to spice up such a traditional food. If you thought hot dogs were bland and boring, think again. This spicy sausage dog recipe won’t take up your whole day, and you’ll be surprised how easy it is to liven up such a seemingly traditional food. Throw in some buns to dip into the delicious sauce you’ll be making and you’re all set to impress.
6. Spicy Cabbage Salad
With all of these delicious main courses, you’ll definitely need some side dishes to complete the barbecue. This spicy cabbage salad is the perfect side dish because of its simplicity and the punch of heat and flavour it packs. It’s so quick and easy you almost won’t believe how mouth-wateringly delicious the end result is, and your guests won’t either.
7. Pineapple Salsa
Unlike the other spicy recipes on this list, this salsa can be mixed with just about any food and will create perfection. This salsa has the best of both worlds, as its sweet and spicy goodness will leave you and your guests reaching for more. Whether you want to top your chicken, hot dogs, pork chops, or just about anything else with this salsa, it’ll be sure to give your food some extra kick to it.
8. Spicy Grilled Shrimp With Garlic And Lemon
These spicy grilled shrimp require a little more effort, but the results are so incredibly worth it. Your barbecue guests will be hounding you for the recipe for this meal after they get the first taste of the deliciously spicy shrimp. This will probably become one of your go-to spicy recipes after you experience all the power it has to offer.
9. Grilled Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches
This is one of the spicy recipes that gives you the perfect opportunity to make it as spicy or as mild as you choose. The sandwiches are topped with an incredible homemade coleslaw that tones down the heat a bit and really compliments the flavour of the buffalo chicken. These sandwiches are to die for, and you have to try them out at your next barbecue.
10. Tabasco Grilled Veggie Skewers
To top off the list, I included another perfect low-effort side dish to round off your array of foods. These tabasco grilled veggie skewers are the perfect way to add some life to your vegetables and allow them to be enjoyed by all, even the picky ones. The recipe only requires 10 ingredients and creates a masterpiece of a side dish that just about anyone can make.