recipes: spicy

  • easy hand blender salsa
    We'll often whip up this salsa when we have extra fresh tomatoes. The ingredients will often vary and are often subject to what we have on hand, so it is a surprise every time, but it always turns out good. Proportions are never exact for this, so none are listed in this recipe. We use the hand blender to mix up the cumin, garlic, and veggie scraps that we then combine with the salsa for a rich, saucy texture. After all the salsa is gone, we'll often combine leftover salsa juice with tequila for a quick bloody maria. cuminlime juicegarlictomatoonionjalapenocilantrogreen onionfish saucepepperketchuptortilla chips
  • matt's braised chicken with preserved lemons and olives
    We love any opportunity to use preserved lemons in a dish. This recipe came from my old coworker Matt. We’ll often cook this up for guests because it’s relatively easy to make, and it’s impressive enough to serve to company. All of the proportions can be adjusted to taste and availability. Leftovers keep really well and taste even better the next day. basmati riceturmericpaprikacayenne peppercoriander seedsblack peppercinnamonras el hanoutchicken thighsyellow oniongarlicgingerwhite winechicken stocksaffronolivespreserved lemonsolive oilgreek yogurtcilantro
  • rick bayless' sauce with roasted peppers and garlic
    This is a delicious sauce that can Rick Bayless uses to season halibut ceviche. We have also used this sauce to compliment porchetta and will often whip it up when we have the ingredients on hand since it keeps in the fridge for a 3 months. garlicserrano chilesparsleycilantroolive oilsalt