Chili con Carbonara

Chili Con Carbonara: A Pasta Triumph

If I had to choose a pasta dish above all others, this would be the one. It’s hard to believe that something so simple can taste so amazingly good. And the spiciness from the reds serrano peppers is a perfect foil with the creaminess. Chili …

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Indonesian Braised Beef With Spiced Rice (Dendeng Sapi Manis)

Indonesian Braised Beef With Spiced Rice

This exotic treasure, Indonesian braised beef (or dendeng sapi manis), stars steak braised in a sweet and sour sauce that’s fired by Thai bird’s eye chilies and spiced with nutmeg, cloves, tamarind, ginger, cumin, and cilantro. Ours pairs perfectly with a rice and corn dish …

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Pork Vindaloo

Pork Vindaloo Curry

Tender cubes of pork are cooked in a richly spiced, tomatoey sauce that’s sharpened with tamarind and vinegar, mellowed by sugar, and fired with bird’s eye chilies. With its long pedigree, pork vindaloo is an outstanding fusion of Indian and Portuguese cuisine. One of the …

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Mexican Lamb Birria

Mexican Lamb Birria: A Fiesta Of Flavors

Spiced with chilies, cinnamon, cloves, and cumin, our Mexican birria has depths of flavor that are as rich as its long history. This is a time-tested double act starring exquisitely tender lamb, and a piping-hot, super savory broth. First things first. This is not a …

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Spicy beef empanadas

Spicy Beef Empanadas

These super-savory, mini feasts mix the best of two very different worlds. Honest-to-goodness beef steak, potatoes, and onions are exotically spiced with serrano chili, paprika, cloves, and cinnamon. Spicy beef empanadas are an Anglo-Mexican alliance that produces outstandingly moreish results, both inside and out. The …

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Jamaican jerk chicken

Jamaican Jerk Chicken: Hot And Richly Spiced

This big-hitter from Jamaica is powered by jerk seasoning — a vibrant blend of high-heat chilies, allspice, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, garlic, onions, and limes. Sweetened by caramell-y brown sugar, and darkened with salty soy, it pairs perfectly with delicately tender chicken. This Jamaican jerk chicken …

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Ostrich Steaks On The Grill Close-up

Ostrich Steaks With Spicy Marinade And Citrus Sauce

An ostrich is a strange-looking creature. It’s sort of like a cross between a splendidly feathered, buxom turkey, and a long-necked, leggy giraffe. Big bird? You betcha. Adults can weigh around 300lbs (140-ish kilos). But despite their ‘defensive tackle’ size, they are seriously swift. They’re …

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Mulligatawny Soup

Mulligatawny: The King Of Spicy Fusion Food

With recipes dating back to the late 1700s, mulligatawny soup is a highly distinctive, spicy, one-pot dish and a grand meld of Indian and British cuisines. Plus, it’s a great way to make the very best of leftovers from a big, outstandingly good roast chicken. …

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