Bokit With Colombo-Spiced Pork

On its Caribbean-island home of Guadeloupe, they call it ‘bo-keet’. Fillings vary enormously, but what’s constant with bokit is the gorgeous, deep-fried bun. Ours are packed with juicy, hotly spiced, slow-roasted pork, and served with a traditional, lime-sharpened Creole dressing fired by bird’s eye chilies. …

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Lion's Head meatballs with crispy chili relish

Lion’s Head Meatballs With Crispy Chili Relish

As you might expect from their name, Lion’s Head meatballs are epic in size and savor. Made with shoulder and belly pork, these baseball sized beauties are braised alongside bok choy and served with an extraordinary, crispy chili relish. Statues of lions have long been …

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parihuela with tiger's milk

Peruvian Parihuela With Tiger’s Milk

Here’s a lavish but simple showstopper. A variety of seafood is lightly poached in a chili-fired consommé that’s spiced with cumin and cilantro. Yellow pepper, red onion, and garlic add depths of flavor to this Peruvian Parihuela that are spot lit by a vividly tangy …

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Spicy Sesame Ginger Chicken Noodle Soup

With the deep warmth of ginger and the instant heat of bird’s eye chilies (or Thai peppers), this spicy sesame ginger chicken noodle soup is like central heating in a bowl. It stars tender chicken in a garlicky broth that’s enriched with sesame oil, rice …

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bobotie, served with yellow rice

Bobotie: Cape Town’s Savory, Spicy Specialty

Fired with chilies, generously spiced ground beef gets sweetened with raisins, chutney, and almonds, and baked beneath a custardy, egg-and-milk topping. That’s bobotie. This unusual, richly flavored delight is a mega South African favorite that’s grand for special occasions and celebrations. If you’re Italian, this …

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Kung pao chicken

Kung Pao Chicken: Simple, Fast, and Delicious

Want an exotic meal that’s simple to prep and quick to make that leaves a lasting impression? That’s kung pao chicken. Tender chicken, hot bird’s eye chilies, Sichuan peppercorns, and toasted peanuts star in a superbly savory sauce. It’s no wonder that kung pao is …

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Quesabirria tacos with sauce

Quesabirria Tacos With Sauce: Meant For Sharing

Quesabirria tacos are right on the money for big gatherings. They’re hot, spicy, beefy, and cheesy. With a lip-licking, taco-dipping sauce alongside, they’re stellar for sharing with friends — best with loads of laughter. And napkins. Lots of napkins. First there was birria Adored for …

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