Bringing the Heat: Our Favourite Spicy Food Recipes

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Love a good hit of heat? Check out this list of hot ‘n spicy food recipes, that are sure to raise temperatures all round. We hope you can handle the heat.

Meat with a Bite

Prefer your chicken, pork or beef with a touch of heat?

T-Bone with Green Peri-Peri Sauce

Top these juicy T-bone steaks with a generous dollop of the green peri-peri sauce for a flavourful and pleasantly spicy surprise.

T-Bone with Green Peri-Peri Sauce recipe

Sweet & Sour BBQ Pork Ribs

Sweet, sour, spicy – everything you want from pork ribs. Feel free to add more chilli if your taste buds can handle it.

Sweet & Sour BBQ Pork Ribs recipe

Peri Peri Pork Neck Espetadas with Lemon Yoghurt Dipping Sauce

These peri peri pork neck espetadas are a surefire way to satisfy taste buds. If you need some relief from the heat, the lemon yoghurt dipping sauce should help.

Peri Peri Pork Neck Espetada recipe

Classic Peri Peri Chicken Livers

Deliciously tender chicken livers with a flavourful peri peri bite. Absolutely divine!

Classic Peri Peri Chicken Livers recipe

Chilli Rocket Pesto Lamb Chops with Yoghurt

These succulent lamb chops topped with chilli rocket pesto will soon become your go-to braai dish to please a hungry crowd.

Chilli Rocket Pesto Lamb Chops with Yoghurt recipe

Chilli, Honey & Lime Pork Loin Chops with Parmesan Herb Salad

It’s spicy, it’s zesty, it’s herby – it’s the perfect dish.

Chilli, Honey & Lime Pork Loin Chops with Lime & Parmesan Herb Salad recipe

Wagyu Beef Short Rib Ragù with Pap and Spicy Tomato Smoor

We can’t resist a good ragù and smoortjie. Why not make it more exciting with some chilli and paprika?

Wagyu Beef Short Rib Ragù with Pap and Spicy Tomato Smoor recipe

Pork Rib Chops with Jalapeño & Green Apple Chimichurri

Simple and spicy – just how we like it. The jalapeño and apple chimichurri pairs perfectly with the pork.

Reverse Sear Pork Rib Chops with Jalapeño & Green Apple Chimichurri recipe

Smoked Paprika Spatchcock Chicken

Roasted to perfection and peppered with smoky paprika. Talk about a flavour-bomb!

Smoked Paprika Spatchcock Chicken recipe

Orange & Chilli Glazed Chicken on Egg Noodles

Zesty orange meets chilli chicken — this dish has the perfect balance of flavours.

Orange & Chilli Glazed Chicken on Egg Noodles recipe


Hot ‘n Spicy Wings

Hot wings are a timeless classic for good reason. Best enjoyed with an ice cold beer.

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Sticky ClemenGold, Chilli and Ginger Chicken Wings

These sweet and spicy charred chicken wings are quick and easy to prepare. The ClemenGold juice adds a delicious zesty flavour – definitely a crowd-pleaser.

Sticky ClemenGold, Chilli and Ginger Chicken Wings recipe

Sriracha Amber Ale Hot Wings with Blue Cheese Dip

Delicious grilled chicken wings tossed in a hot amber ale sauce, and served with a creamy blue cheese dip.

Sriracha Amber Ale Hot Wings with Blue Cheese Dip recipe

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Tandoori Chicken Wings with Raita

Chicken wings with a spicy tandoori kick. Yum!

Tandoori Chicken Wings with Raita recipe

Buffalo Chicken Wings

Everybody loves chicken wings, and you can’t go wrong with classic and delicious buffalo-style wings.

Buffalo Chicken Wings recipe


Mexican-inspired Recipes

Experience maximum flavour with these Mexican-inspired recipes.

Chipotle Chilli Con Carne with Guacamole

Muy caliente! A vibrant dish that’s filled with flavour and packs a punch.

Chipotle Chilli Con Carne with Guacamole recipe

Avocado and Cream Cheese Chilli Poppers

These avocado and cream cheese chilli poppers are filled with spice and texture; they’re also the ultimate party or game-day snack.

Avocado and Cream Cheese Chilli Poppers recipe

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Spicy Chorizo and Roasted Red Pepper Enchiladas

Spicy chorizo, caramelised roasted red peppers, all wrapped up and covered in melted cheese. This recipe is definitely a crowd-pleaser for some hungry bellies.

Spicy Chorizo and Roasted Red Pepper Enchiladas recipe

Pulled Pork Nachos With Spicy Guacamole

Low ‘n slow pulled pork – is there anything better? Yes, the addition of spicy guac.

Pulled Pork Nachos With Spicy Guacamole recipe

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Chilli Con Carne

This recipe is delicious, versatile and super easy to make. You can make it vegetarian and eat it with rice, nachos or tortillas — it’s even better the next day!

Chilli Con Carne recipe

Tex-Mex Baby Marrow Chilli

A vegetarian version of Tex-Mex chilli; serve on its own, over nachos or in tacos, for a Mexican-inspired meal.

Tex-Mex Baby Marrow recipe

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Mexican Tomato Soup

This spicy tomato soup has incredible flavour and belly-warming heat. Serve hot or cold, it’s delicious either way.

Mexican Tomato Soup recipe

Tacos with Chilli Salsa and Guacamole

A Mexican classic – pile high with chilli salsa and don’t skimp on the guac; a little sour cream also works well.

Tacos with Chilli Salsa and Guacamole recipe


Curry, Spice and All Things Nice

It wouldn’t be a spicy food recipe round-up without some eye-poppingly hot curry.

Pork Neck Vindaloo

The curry you never knew you needed. Add as little or as much heat as you like.

Pork Neck Vindaloo recipe

Rogan Josh Lamb Shank Curry

Tender, comforting and spicy — it doesn’t get better than this, folks!

Rogan Josh Lamb Shank Curry recipe

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Red Goan Fish Curry

A West Indian seafood curry full of exotic flavour and punch.

Red Goan Fish Curry recipe

Lamb Shank Vindaloo

This dish is not for the faint hearted, only those who can withstand intense heat should attempt it. That being said, it is incredibly delicious and we highly recommend you train your palate to experience this spicy and classic Indian curry.

Lamb Shank Vindaloo recipe


Spicy Seafood Recipes

Seafood meets spice right here.

Whole Baked Thai Style Fish

This Thai-style fish dish is packed with flavour.

Whole Baked Thai Style Fish recipe

Spicy Tomato & Garlic Prawns

Some spicy and saucy goodness is the best way to enjoy prawns.

Spicy Tomato & Garlic Prawns recipe

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Spicy Fish Burgers with Kimchi

Try this delicious Asian-inspired seafood burger served on homemade steamed buns – a dish that will impress everyone!

Spicy Fish Burgers With Kimchi recipe

Spicy Fish Goujoms

Give your fish goujons a spicy twist with this yummy recipe. Delicious served with rosemary straw potato chips.

Spicy Fish Goujons recipe


Asian-Inspired Recipes

Classic dishes from South-East Asia and Korea that will make your taste buds zing.

Spicy Korean Drumsticks

Gochujang paste, ginger, honey and lime make the ultimate marinade for these drumsticks.

Spicy Korean Drumsticks recipe

Spicy Korean-inspired Pork & Potato Stew

The ultimate warming stew, with just the right amount of kick!

Spicy Korean-inspired Pork & Potato Stew recipe

Thai Green Vegetable Curry with Lentils

A curry that packs a punch – the heat from the ginger and chilli is perfectly balanced by the addition of coconut milk in this spicy, filling and aromatic dish.

Thai Green Vegetable Curry with Lentils recipe

Cheesy Pretzel Roll Sliders

Chilli crisp mayo dolloped atop Wagyu sliders, hugged by pretzel buns – you’ll love this meaty and spicy delight!

Cheesy Pretzel Roll Sliders recipe

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Rolls with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Rice paper rolls are a healthy alternative to pastry and wheat-based options. Serve with a spicy sauce for a kick of flavour.

Rice Paper Rolls with Spicy Peanut Sauce recipe

Kimchi

This fermented cabbage dish is a staple in Korean cuisine. Not only is it tasty, but also great for your gut health and really rewarding to make.

Kimchi recipe

Loved these hot ‘n spicy recipes? Check out our list of different types of chillies and get to know your itty bitty bird’s eye from your gob-smacking ghost pepper!

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