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Chasing that tingly chilli high? This collection is for you. Spice up your dinner with our selection of curries, stews, marinades, and salads to blow you away. From hot and spicy pizzas, to vindaloos and noodle salads.

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Burnt sweetcorn soured cream dip with candied jalapeños

Dip recipes

Burnt sweetcorn soured cream dip with candied jalapeños

This addictive dip is excellent with nachos or dolloped on tacos. The charred corn brings an intriguing smoky sweetness to...

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Creamy gochujang aubergine noodles

Aubergine recipes

Creamy gochujang aubergine noodles

This moreish pasta-noodle dish is based on the southern Italian pasta alla norma but we’ve given it a few Korean...

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Cucumber tsukemono (Japanese pickled cucumbers)

Pickled recipes

Cucumber tsukemono (Japanese pickled cucumbers)

Kenji Morimoto shares his easy recipe for cucumber tsukemono. This crunchy cucumber pickle goes with everything, and makes a great...

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Smacked radishes

Radish recipes

Smacked radishes

This dish is a riff on the wonderfully fiery and refreshing Sichuan favourite smacked cucumbers. The radishes are ‘smacked’ until...

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Harissa, mascarpone and basil rigatoni

Quick pasta recipes

Harissa, mascarpone and basil rigatoni

This speedy, veggie pasta has just six ingredients but heavily delivers on fiery, creamy goodness. It’s a winner for a...

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Indo-Chinese soya chilli

Chilli recipes

Indo-Chinese soya chilli

Chef Aktar Islam loves to make this flavour-packed vegan chilli at home. The Indo-Chinese chilli is made with soya chunks,...

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Seafood and spinach pottage with spuds

African recipes

Seafood and spinach pottage with spuds

Lerato Umah-Shaylor shares her recipe for traditional Nigerian yam porridge or pottage (see Know-how, below). Hers is packed with juicy...

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Sesame suya chicken

African recipes

Sesame suya chicken

This suya chicken recipe from Lerato Umah-Shaylor has all the enchanting spicing of the much-loved Nigerian chicken dish, but swaps...

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Braised pork and apple with scotch bonnet

Pork recipes from around the world

Braised pork and apple with scotch bonnet

This braised pork and apple one-pot from Lerato Umah-Shaylor, author of Africana, has scotch bonnet chilli heat tempered by sweet...

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Leftover beef and bean chilli

Chilli recipes

Leftover beef and bean chilli

Using leftover slow-cooked brisket in this chilli fast-tracks the flavour, which is then amped up with chipotle and cumin. Start...

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Spiced venison naan with pineapple salsa

Venison recipes

Spiced venison naan with pineapple salsa

Chilli, lime and coriander pep up this sweet pineapple salsa, which works wonderfully with the pink venison steaks, marinated in...

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Mushroom larb

Healthy dinner recipes

Mushroom larb

Inspired by larb (or laab), the Thai recipe of fragrant pork mince in lettuce cups, this mushroom version is a...

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Spicy cauliflower and peanut noodles

Cauliflower recipes

Spicy cauliflower and peanut noodles

Tongue-tingling Sichuan peppercorns and crispy chilli oil give this easy veggie noodle stir-fry a kick of welcome heat. Don’t forget...

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Herby tamarind lamb with baked jollof rice

Alternative Christmas roast recipes

Herby tamarind lamb with baked jollof rice

This tamarind and herb-stuffed lamb leg with baked jollof rice recipe is a celebratory Senegalese-inspired one-pot by award-winning author and...

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Maunika Gowardhan’s spicy potato fry (Chettinad Urulai)

Diwali recipes

Maunika Gowardhan’s spicy potato fry (Chettinad Urulai)

Maunika Gowardhan shares her recipe for authentic Chettinad potato fry. This spicy potato dish sings with chilli, mustard and black...

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Jeremy Pang’s naxi fried fish

Celebrity chef recipes

Jeremy Pang’s naxi fried fish

Jeremy Pang’s crispy fried fish with peanuts, coriander, chillies and ginger is inspired by the traditional fish dishes cooked by...

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