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27 Delicious Recipes For Spicy Food Lovers

These pair best with an ice cold beer. (Or three.)

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1. Spicy Orange-Ginger Chicken

See ya, mall food courts. Get the recipe.
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See ya, mall food courts. Get the recipe.

2. Spicy & Vegetarian Ma Po Tofu

Your tongue may be on fire but trust me, it's worth it. Get the recipe.
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Your tongue may be on fire but trust me, it's worth it. Get the recipe.

3. Spicy Shrimp

These get even better when you turn the leftovers into shrimp salad. ::praise hands:: Get the recipe.
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These get even better when you turn the leftovers into shrimp salad. ::praise hands:: Get the recipe.

4. Herbed Chicken Burgers with Spicy Aioli

Kick up the heat on your weeknight dinner (and don't forget the wine). Get the recipe.
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Kick up the heat on your weeknight dinner (and don't forget the wine). Get the recipe.

5. Eggs in Spicy Minted Tomato Sauce

Breakfast for dinner: the spicy version. Get the recipe.
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Breakfast for dinner: the spicy version. Get the recipe.

6. Spicy Vegan Eggplant Pasta

Spicy and vegan. Get the recipe.
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Spicy and vegan. Get the recipe.

7. Spicy Thai Steak Salad

Skip Thai food takeout and replace it with this spicier home-cooked version. Get the recipe.
James Ransom / food52.com

Skip Thai food takeout and replace it with this spicier home-cooked version. Get the recipe.

8. Spicy Chocolate-Covered Tortilla Chips

Spicy, salty, chocolatey — AKA the perfect snack. Get the recipe.
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Spicy, salty, chocolatey — AKA the perfect snack. Get the recipe.

9. Barbara Lynch's Spicy Tomato Soup

It's tomato season, ladies and gents. Take advantage appropriately. Get the recipe.
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It's tomato season, ladies and gents. Take advantage appropriately. Get the recipe.

10. Spicy Indian Mango Pickles

Mangoes aren't just for island time. Pickle 'em for a condiment that you can add to everything. Get the recipe.
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Mangoes aren't just for island time. Pickle 'em for a condiment that you can add to everything. Get the recipe.

11. Spicy, Peanutty Udon with Kale

Grab your Sriracha, it'll come in handy with this one. Get the recipe.
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Grab your Sriracha, it'll come in handy with this one. Get the recipe.

12. Spicy Pineapple Chicken Stir Fry

Savory and sweet. Get the recipe.
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Savory and sweet. Get the recipe.

13. Sriracha-Lime Corn Salad

Eat your corn off the cob this week. Get the recipe.
Bobbi Lin / food52.com

Eat your corn off the cob this week. Get the recipe.

14. Spicy Chicken Salad

This is the salad to make with your chicken dinner leftovers. Get the recipe.
Bobbi Lin / food52.com

This is the salad to make with your chicken dinner leftovers. Get the recipe.

15. Green Gazpacho with Chili Cumin Shrimp

There is such thing as warm-weather soup. It's green and delicious, especially with some spicy shrimp to heat it up. Get the recipe.
Mark Weinberg / food52.com

There is such thing as warm-weather soup. It's green and delicious, especially with some spicy shrimp to heat it up. Get the recipe.

16. Grilled Watermelon with Tequila

This is basically a deconstructed watermelon margarita topped with chili powder. Get the recipe.
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This is basically a deconstructed watermelon margarita topped with chili powder. Get the recipe.

17. Hot Chicken and Jalapeño Bacon Cheddar Waffle

With plenty of pickles on the side. Get the recipe.
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With plenty of pickles on the side. Get the recipe.

18. Spicy Oven-Roasted Okra

Okra = your new favorite veggie. Get the recipe.
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Okra = your new favorite veggie. Get the recipe.

19. Spicy Braised Chicken with Citrus and Rhubarb

Spicy and seasonal (hey there, rhubarb) eating on the cheap. Get the recipe.
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Spicy and seasonal (hey there, rhubarb) eating on the cheap. Get the recipe.

20. Lablabi a.k.a. Middle Eastern Spicy Chickpea Stew

An easy way to upgrade bland chickpeas? All. The. Spices. Get the recipe.
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An easy way to upgrade bland chickpeas? All. The. Spices. Get the recipe.

21. Kimchi Fried Rice

Fried rice deserves a little kimchi. Get the recipe.
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Fried rice deserves a little kimchi. Get the recipe.

22. Spicy Chickpea and Sour Tomato Curry with Noodles

Grab some bread because you're going to want to mop up every drip of curry. Get the recipe.
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Grab some bread because you're going to want to mop up every drip of curry. Get the recipe.

23. Spicy Korean-Style Gochujang Meatballs

Eat this as an appetizer or on top of a salad for your main. Get the recipe.
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Eat this as an appetizer or on top of a salad for your main. Get the recipe.

24. Spicy Peanut Kale Salad

Go green. Get the recipe.
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Go green. Get the recipe.

25. Spicy Indian Eggplant

Also known as bhartha, a takeout favorite. Get the recipe.
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Also known as bhartha, a takeout favorite. Get the recipe.

26. Spicy Thai Salad with Chile Jam Dressing

Savory jams FTW. Get the recipe.
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Savory jams FTW. Get the recipe.

27. Sweet and Spicy Pretzel and Nut Mix

Sure beats Chex Mix. Get the recipe.
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Sure beats Chex Mix. Get the recipe.

For more spicy recipes, head over to Food52.

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