Cayenne Pepper Recipes

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Coconut Tofu Keema

Rating: 4.32 stars
209
A warm, savory Indian favorite, easy to make and exciting to eat. Serve over hot rice, with yogurt on the side, which may be added to taste to cut the heat and add sweetness.

Uncle Mike's Vinegar Pepper Sauce

Rating: 4.54 stars
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This is a North Carolina-style BBQ sauce that I have used for years. It's great on any meat. Lots of vinegar - that's the North Carolina way! Be careful though, this one's spicy.

Shrimp, Clams, and Scallops Pasta

Rating: 4.42 stars
79
Seafood combined with a savory red sauce over pasta will tease your senses! I serve mine with fresh garlic bread and a green garden salad. YUM!

Habanero Hellfire Chili

Rating: 4.72 stars
352
Tasty chili whose name says it all! Note: Whole Anaheim peppers are not widely available; this ingredient is optional, and you can use hot pepper sauce instead.

April's Roasted Red Pepper Cheese Ball

Rating: 4.73 stars
83
A delicious combination of cheeses highlighted by the sweet and spicy flavor of roasted red pepper. I promise you'll love it! Roll in chopped nuts if you do not prefer parsley.

Oven-Baked Potato Slices

Rating: 4.44 stars
16
I created this recipe by accident. After already starting dinner one night I realized I didn't have enough potatoes on hand to make mashed, so I improvised and came up with these baked potato slices. It's quick and easy and they are delicious. Just line your cookie sheet with nonstick foil and clean up is a snap! Enjoy!

Cajun Spice Mix

Rating: 4.76 stars
434
This is a mildly hot Cajun spice mix you make yourself with common spices from your pantry. For those who like it hotter, add the optional crushed red pepper. This makes a great oven Cajun hashbrowns!

Ground Turkey Taco Meat

Rating: 4.7 stars
186
This recipe has fewer calories because of the ground turkey and amazing flavor! It is a little spicy, but our family enjoys it this way. Because it has so much flavor, you cannot even tell it's not ground beef. It tastes great as a topping on baked potatoes as well as tacos. Enjoy!

Stacey's Hamburger Seasoning

Rating: 4.73 stars
313
This is what I use to season my hamburger patties before cooking them. It gives them a wonderful flavor that makes a so-so hamburger extraordinary.

Creole Seasoning Blend

Rating: 4.81 stars
492
This Creole seasoning blend is great for seasoning rice, meats, soups and stews, or anything that needs a flavor boost. Also makes a great gift when placed in a decorative jar with recipe attached.

Chef John's Nashville Hot Chicken

Rating: 4.61 stars
72
If you've never had Nashville Hot Chicken, we're talking about an ultra-crispy fried chicken doused with a cayenne-infused glaze, and by 'glaze' I mean melted butter and lard. For the record, I've never been to Nashville, so I can't tell you how authentic this is, but it works for me, and is fairly easy to pull off.

Blackened Salmon Fillets

Rating: 4.65 stars
1160
Fire up succulent salmon with an exciting blend of Cajun-style spices!
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Inspiration and Ideas

Chef John's Shakshuka
Rating: Unrated
280
This North African one-dish-meal is so fast, easy, and delicious. Be sure to cook your sauce until the veggies are nice and soft and sweet. Once the eggs go in, you can finish covered on the stove, or just pop the pan into a hot oven until they cook to your liking.
Chef John's Chicken a la King
Rating: Unrated
67
Chicken à la King is one of my favorite classic comfort foods. This recipe is easy to adapt--you can make it thicker or thinner by changing the amount of roux and having a little extra stock on hand. Usually I make this with leftovers from a large roasted chicken. Serve over pasta, toast, rice, or mashed potatoes.

Authentic Saag Paneer

Rating: 4.57 stars
144

Saag paneer is a classic Indian dish of cooked spinach studded with cubes of fried paneer cheese. Thickened with cream or coconut milk, it's a hearty and filling vegetarian meal.