When the weather gets colder, our food gets spicier! Create some heat by making and enjoying these five heavily seasoned recipes that are ideal for warming up during the winter months.
Thaw your leftover Thanksgiving turkey for this smoky, Texas-inspired bake from Goodtaste! If you’re fresh out of turkey, shredded rotisserie chicken bits would also work well. Don’t forget to top the whole thing with a dash of smoked paprika for maximal flavor and a beautiful presentation!
This bold chili from Tastes Better from Scratch brings the heat, but because it uses fresh jalapeño peppers to achieve its kick, it can easily be pared down by decreasing the amount of peppers or removing the peppers’ seeds. You can also cut the heat by serving the chili alongside corn bread or rice.
This ramen recipe calls for layers of heat from sriracha, chili sauce, and other Asian pantry staples. If you can’t find any of the ingredients recommended by Carlsbad Cravings at your local grocery store, all can easily be ordered online through major retailers such as Amazon—you won’t regret adding them to your pantry!
The base recipe for this zesty pasta dish from Half-Baked Harvest is quite simple and allows the core ingredients—tomatoes, garlic, and cream—to shine. That means you won’t want to skip the two teaspoons of dried red pepper flakes, which work to intensify the sauce and balance out the richness of the cream.
Harissa is a hot chili paste with roots in Tunisia, Africa. Only a small amount will turn the spice level way up on any recipe, including this salmon bake from The Mediterranean Dish. Find harissa paste at Walmart, Publix, or online food retailers like Food52.