Creamy seafood gratin

Creamy Seafood Gratin: Not A Humble Pie

Creamy seafood gratin takes the deeply satisfying notion of comfort food to a higher level. A trio of creamily spiced seafood is crowned by buttery mashed potatoes, flavored with garlic and Parmesan and a spark from red serrano peppers. Calling it a pie somehow seems … Read more

Mussels Saganaki

Taverna-Style Mussels Saganaki

Rich and warming with a nicely fiery bite, this mussels saganaki recipe is an exceptional winter dish, but delicious any time of year. Unmistakably Greek, it’s one of those rare starters that is equally outstanding when served as an elegantly simple main course. It really … Read more

Spicy fish cakes with salsa and garlic zucchini

Spicy Fish Cakes With Salsa And Garlicky Buttered Zucchini

Chances are, you’ll never eat a better fish cake. This spicy fish cakes recipe features finely diced chorizo, cilantro, a few capers, Bird’s Eye chilies, and a couple of salty anchovies — and that’s just the start. It’s a world of flavor. The next time … Read more

Sicilian Tuna Steaks in Spicy Sauce with Garlic Spinach

Sicilian Tuna Steaks In Spicy Sauce

Sicily has had a deeply significant relationship with tuna that goes back tens of centuries. This Sicilian tuna recipe brings out the best in tuna steaks – with chilies (peri-peri here, or another), olives, tomatoes, rosemary, oregano, and garlic. And some Marsala wine or medium … Read more

Hearty Tom Yum Soup

This hearty take on tom yum soup may be one of the best soups you’ll ever make. It might not be ‘authentically’ like a serving in Thailand, its home country. But, finish a big bowl and don’t be surprised if you’re desperately hoping for another … Read more

Spicy BBQ Shrimp

Spicy BBQ Shrimp

Grilled with a quick spicy rub…

When you’ve got your grill on, time is often of the essence. You’re likely cooking for friends and family, so the less time you have to spend seasoning and grilling, the more time you have to enjoy these special moments. Yet, you want your food to taste stellar – and in our case deliciously spicy – there’s no doubt. Enter the quick and dirty BBQ spice rub, perfect for making a batch of spicy BBQ shrimp in minutes.

The homemade spice rub in this recipe leans heavily on chili powder and cumin to provide an earthy simmer, but underneath it all is a smoky heat brought to life by smoked paprika. The rub takes only minutes to make and the shrimp grill up in mere minutes as well. In fact, what takes the most time is heating up the grill and soaking the skewers prior to use.

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Cajun Scallops

Cajun Scallops

Cajun kick…

Whether as a deliciously fiery appetizer or healthy entree, Cajun scallops are a must for your spicy kitchen repertoire. They take only a few minutes to make, yet you would never guess that from the delicious flavor. Seriously, your flavor to time ratio is wicked high with this spicy recipe.

Cajun seasoning, of course, is the primary seasoning (which typically includes both cayenne and paprika), but we kick it up a notch with an extra pinch of cayenne pepper powder to fire things up even more. Serve them over a simple bed of lettuce to let the Cajun flavors be the star. Or add them to a simple pasta to bring a basic dinner to life. 

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Spicy Crab Bisque Soup

Spicy Crab Bisque

Hearty and warm in so many ways…

With this crab bisque you not only get that homey, fill-you-up warmth, you also enjoy a little cayenne oomph to go with it! The bittersweetness of tarragon complements the spice and cream perfectly to give this bisque even more flavor depth. Best of all, it takes surprisingly little time to make. 

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Spicy Fish Tacos

Spicy Fish Tacos

Deliciously spicy!

The mix of flavorful chili powder with spicy cayenne as rub helps this spicy fish tacos recipe stand out from the crowd. Inject even more heat by topping the tacos with a spicy Sriracha-based sauce (see the sauce recipe here). It’s a deliciously spicy light meal that takes half an hour or less to pull together!

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Old Bay shrimp salad

Old Bay Shrimp Salad

Bring on the Bay love… Earthy and ever-so-lightly spicy, Old Bay seasoning delivers a delicious punch to your traditional shrimp salad. Old Bay shrimp salad is a go-to if you love that earthy Chesapeake flavor (like we do) – it adds a much more memorable touch … Read more