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23 Spicy Dishes For People Who Hate Bland Food

Feel the heat.

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1. Roasted Vegetable Pizza With Ghost Pepper Sauce

Spiciest ingredients: A ghost pepper, jarred hot pepper rings.
Here’s the recipe.

2. Budae Jjigae

The dish has interesting roots in the Korean War, and evolved from kimchi soup.

Spiciest ingredients: Red chili powder, red chili paste.
Here’s the recipe.

3. Ayam Rica-rica: Spicy Chicken

Spiciest ingredients: Bird chilis, a chunk of ginger.
Here’s the recipe.

4. Spicy Crock-Pot Chili

Spiciest ingredients: Chili powder, cayenne pepper, jalapeños.
Here’s the recipe.

5. Mapo Tofu

Spiciest ingredients: Sichuan peppercorns, ginger, chili oil.
Here’s the recipe.

6. Cajun Style Queso Fundido

Spiciest ingredients: Jalapeños, serranos, Creole Seasoning, Andouille sausage.
Here’s the recipe.

7. Doro Wat (Berebere Spiced Chicken)

Spiciest ingredients: Berbere, an Ethiopian spice blend. Here’s how you can make your own.
Here’s the recipe.

8. Sriracha Buttered Shrimp

Spiciest ingredient: A whole lotta Sriracha.
Here’s the recipe.

9. Paneer Hariyali Frankie

Spiciest ingredients: Half a dozen green chilis.
Here’s the recipe.

10. Coconut Curry Soup with Chickpeas

Spiciest ingredients: Jalapeños, ginger root, red curry paste.
Here’s the recipe.

11. Chilate de Pollo

Spiciest ingredients: Dried pequin peppers, guajillo peppers, chile de arbol.
Here’s the recipe.

12. Acehnese Bird Eye Chili Sauce

Improve your scrambled eggs. And everything else you eat.
Spiciest ingredients: Bird chilis. (But that’s all you need, especially if you don’t discard the seeds).
Here’s the recipe.

13. Bhut Joloika (Ghost Pepper) Wings

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Spiciest ingredients: Ghost pepper sauce, regular hot sauce.
Here’s the recipe.

14. Turkey Burgers with Cucumber Pepper Relish and Spicy Mayo

Spiciest ingredients: Sriracha, ginger, ghost pepper flakes.
Here’s the recipe.

15. Spicy Mushroom Ramen

Spiciest ingredients: Spicy chili flakes, sliced red chilis.
Here’s the recipe.

16. Chongqing Chicken

Spiciest ingredients: Whole dried chilis, ginger, Sichuan peppercorns.
Here’s the recipe.

17. Tabasco Red Currant Brownies

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Spiciest ingredients: Tabasco, Tabasco chocolate, chili powder, Cajun seasoning.
Here’s the recipe.

18. Korean Style Chicken Wings

Spiciest ingredients: Gochujang, ginger.
Here’s the recipe.

19. Nam Prik Thai Chili Relish

For spreading on your spicy chicken wings.
Spiciest ingredients: Thai chilis, birds eye chilis, long red chilis.
Here’s the recipe.

20. Sichuan Dan-Dan Noodles

Spiciest ingredients: Sichuan peppercorns, chili flakes, chili paste.
Here’s the recipe.

21. Chili Paneer

Spiciest ingredients: Green chilis, red chili paste.
Here’s the recipe.

22. Coconut Butter Chicken Roast

Spiciest ingredients: Green chilis, garlic ginger paste, chili powder.
Here’s the recipe.

23. Cucumber Chili Ice Pops

To cool off. Except not.
Spiciest ingredients: Chili powder.
Here’s the recipe.

If none of these are spicy enough for you…

…you can always double or triple the amount of the spiciest ingredients, or leave the seeds in the peppers.

Good luck with that.

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