So, you’re either a spice person, or you’re just far from it. For all of you who hate spicy food, I do get why. All you can taste is the sheer burning fire in your mouth. But if you can tolerate spice, then all you’ll know is a whole new world of flavor with a little bit of a kick to it. I will admit, there are some spice dishes that are just so crazily hot, that only people who are doing some sort of eating challenge could do, and even then they’re only doing it to get a prize at the end!
Anyway, for all of you who are looking for a bit of a spicy taste sensation, you’ve come to the right place. I’ve got a few ideas for you that are going to rock your taste buds, so get reading, and get cooking!
I wanted to start off with this heavyweight dish first. It literally has heat in the name. You can have super mild chili that doesn’t have a kick to it, but if you’re having it this way, you’re not having it right! You need the chili that’s bursting with flavor. Here’s an easy way to make it! Simply get yourself a jar of chili sauce from the store. Then, cook some ground meat until brown. Add in chopped bell pepper, bacon (it’s good), onion, and maybe even some corn. Throw in a pinch of salt and pepper, along with a teaspoon of onion and garlic powder. Then add in the sauce, and bring out the big flavor guns. The more chili powder you throw in, the better. But be careful, too much chili powder can often take away from the flavors in the dish, so keep taste testing every time you add some more. For an extra flavorsome kick, add in chili flakes as well. Leave to simmer for around 15 minutes, and serve with either rice or nachos and cheese.
There are plenty of fajita recipes out there for you to check out. Some are mild, some are nice and spicy, so make sure you select the right one for you. For me, you have to go for spicy. If you want to keep it cheap, you can usually buy spicy fajita kits, where everything but the chicken and veg is included – Well worth buying if you’re trying to keep the costs down. If you want to be really brave, order some ghost pepper hot sauce from the internet, and drip a bit in to either the mixture while it’s cooking, or even on your wrap if you want a direct hit of heat. This is a really good little extra, if you use it in moderation that is.
Chicken & Chorizo Jambalaya
The chorizo in this dish is what will give it a little bit of a kick. The recipe I’m going to link to doesn’t actually contain many spicy ingredients other than the Cajun and the chorizo, so feel free to add a bit more Cajun seasoning in than is recommended, and maybe even a bit of chili flakes for some extra flavor and kick. Here is a link to the recipe for you, it’s so simple and easy to make, and full of great flavor.
So dig into some spice – make yourself sweat and enjoy the party in your mouth!