Best Spicy recipes

@krebstar5 (1267)
United States
March 27, 2007 11:07am CST
My friend and I are about to compete to see who can come up with the best spicy food dish. The problem is that I know very little about spicy food. What are some good spicy peppers? Does anyone have any good recipes they can share?
2 responses
@twilight021 (2060)
• United States
27 Mar 07
Oh wow...my friends and I once when to this "Hell Night" that a local resturant was having. It was crazy! The food came at different levels of spice, but even some of the lower level stuff was enough for me. I had a spicy tuna tar-tar that was awesome, and snack on some atomic fries...and let me tell you, those fries were HOT! I don't know too much about peppers, but I do know that much of the heat is in the seeds and white membrane of the better. Jalepeno's and Habeneros seems to be the most popular peppers in my area, but I know that on the west coast near CA, and Mexico they have any other kinds. What about trying to make spicy fries....or a spicy rissoto. The hottest dish at Hell Night was a Pasta from Hell. I don't they make the recipe public, but I bet you could create your own version. I think one important thing to keep in mid is not to sacrifice flavor for heat. Something is much more fun (and tourturous) to eat if it's really hot, but also so yummy you can't stop eating it :-) Good luck!
@krebstar5 (1267)
• United States
27 Mar 07
Pasta from Hell? That does sound pretty crazy. What kind of pepper do they use in it? Hmm too bad they keep teh recipe a secret. It would be nice to see what goes into it to get a few ideas to make something else.
• United States
27 Mar 07
I found a recipe online. Not sure if it's the one they use, but this one calles for Scotch Bonnett peppers. They are super hot, and used in a hot sauce called "Inner Beauty". If you can't find the pepper maybe you could use the sauce instead. Good luck! Title: PASTA FROM HELL Categories: Appetizers, Pasta, Sauces Yield: 4 servings 2 tb Olive oil 1 ea Onion, yellow, diced 1 ea Red bell pepper, diced 2 ea Bananas, sliced 1/4 c Pineapple juice 3 ea Oranges, juiced 4 tb Lime juice (about 2 limes) 1/4 c Cilantro, chopped fresh 4 tb Scotch bonnet chile peppers -- finely chopped 2 ts Olive oil 1 lb Fettuccine Salt & pepper In a large saucepan, heat the oil and saute the onion and red pepper in it over medium heat for about 4 minutes. Add the bananas and pineapple and orange juice. Simmer over medium heat for 5 minutes, until the bananas are soft. Remove from the heat, add the lime juice, cilantro, chile peppers or Inner Beauty sauce, and 3 tablespoons of the Parmesan cheese, and mix well. In 4 quarts of boiling salted water, cook the fettuccine until al dente, about 8 to 10 minutes for dried pasta, 3 to 4 for fresh. Drain and put it into a stainless steel bowl. Add the spicy mixture, butter, and mix well. Season with salt and pepper to taste and garnish with the remaining grated Parmesan cheese.
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@aleura (51)
• United States
28 Mar 07
You should try to work around habanero peppers. They are flavorful and carry a nice bit of fire. But if your are going for a contest of the yumiest spicy... try something along the line of Thai food. Basil and Thai spices can burn the tongues, but as it eats away the lining of your throat, you're dying for another bite.
@krebstar5 (1267)
• United States
29 Mar 07
That's a great idea! I love Thai food. I am also working on my idea for a spicy dessert.
• Canada
4 Apr 07
A spicy dessert too? I had a spicy chocolate from a local chocolatier, it was a dark chocolate truffle with cayenne I believe, and it was surprisingly good! I never would have though cayenne pepper could be yummy in chocolate, but it was a spicy, almost cinnamony flavour.