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The Spicy Food Lover's Bible: The Ultimate Guide to Buying, Growing, Storing and Using the Key Ingredients That Give Food Spice

Sample recipes from The Spicy Food Lover's Bible: The Ultimate Guide to Buying, Growing, Storing and Using the Key Ingredients That Give Food Spice

Mussaman Curry Paste

Mussaman curry paste is named for the Muslim spice traders who brought curries to Thailand by way of India a couple hundred years ago and...

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Spicy Peanut Sauce

This hot and spicy peanut sauce is probably the one most associated with Indonesian cuisine. Widely popular, there are many variations of...

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Sambal Oelek

Sambals are multipurpose condiments that are popular throughout Indonesia, Malaysia, and India, with a multitude of variations. This basi...

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Olive and Artichoke Tapenade

Tapenade is a thick paste of olives, anchovies, garlic, and a combination of herbs and seasonings. It originated in the Provence region o...

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Gravlax with Spicy Mustard Sauce

This Swedish dish takes two days to make, but according to Dave it’s well worth the effort. The Vikings in the eighth century are credite...

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Cracked Black Peppercorn Mustard

This is a quick, easy-to-prepare mustard with a distinctive peppercorn flavor. Its assertive flavor is excellent on dark breads and with ...

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Beef Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Satays are popular throughout Malaysia and the 13,000-odd islands that comprise the country of Indonesia, where they are eaten as a snack...

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Red Lentil Soup

This vegetarian soup from India is so full-flavored that you won’t miss the meat. We like to cook with lentils because, unlike with many ...

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Black Bean Mango Salad with Adobo Dressing

This bean salad is a great accompaniment to barbecues as well as to any Caribbean or Latin meal. Turtle beans, as black beans are sometim...

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Adobo Seasoning

Adobos can be found throughout the areas where the Spanish had an influence. The definition of an adobo can be confusing, as it can refer...

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Jamaican Jerk Pork

The jerk in jerk pork is a spice mixture that was used to preserve meat before refrigeration. These days, the spices are used to season m...

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Texas “Chili Queen” Chili

There must be as many recipes for chili as there are cooks in Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona—and every one will declare that theirs is th...

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Fajitas Korean-style

What is this, fajitas from Korea? Well, not really. We were preparing to marinate meat for fajitas and wanted to do something different f...

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Drunken Salsa

Pulque, the fermented milky sap from the maguey or century plant, is the traditional ingredient that provides the borracha in this salsa....

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Salsa de Chile de Arbol

This simple, earthy salsa is based on those from the Michoacan area of Mexico. It’s an uncooked table salsa used to add tasty heat to dis...

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Green Curry Chicken

Don’t let the light, sweet aroma of basil and the creamy appearance of the sauce fool you. Of all the wonderful Thai chiles, this dish is...

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Thai Green Curry Paste

The green chiles and cilantro in this recipe give this curry paste its name. The krueng in the name means “engine” in Thai, and the gaeng...

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Louisiana Barbecue Shrimp

In New Orleans, this dish is called a barbecue, but it really is shrimp cooked in a sauce, rather than on a conventional grill. Tradition...

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Creole Seasoning

Louisiana cooking always starts with a mixture of spices and herbs that almost every cook develops to suit his or her own tastes. The nam...

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Vegetable Pad Thai

Pad thai is a popular, healthy, noodle dish served in restaurants, by street vendors, and in homes in Thailand. There are many variations...

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Yellow Festive Rice

We thank Devagi Shanmugan, who runs the Thomson Cooking School in Singapore, for this rice recipe. Colorful and fragrant, it goes well wi...

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Wasabi Potato Pancakes

Pancakes as a side dish for dinner? If made from potatoes, they can be served as a crisp accent to a meal in place of bland mashed potato...

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Spicy Mustard Greens with Asian Noodles

This dish has a spicy sweet taste offset by the peppery bite of the mustard greens and goes well with many grilled meats, fish, or poultr...

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Spiced Tea

Chai, which rhymes with pie, is an Indian word for tea, as well as the name of this beverage. For centuries it’s been prepared all over I...

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Ginger Scones

Scones are a Scottish quick bread whose popularity has spread to the British Isles and across the ocean to the United States. They are si...

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Cranberry Pumpkin Loaf

The flavors of cranberries, pumpkin, and habanero chile blend well together, producing a bread that is sweet, tart, and hot. Pumpkins and...

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