3 Mouthwatering Dinner Ideas for Spicy Food Lovers

3 Mouthwatering Dinner Ideas for Spicy Food Lovers

Not everyone can handle spice. Only spicy food lovers know the sheer joy that comes with a bite of food that causes your ears to start fuming and sweat droplets to collect on your temples. It is truly a feeling like no other. Plus, for spicy food lovers, a high chilli content in food instantly elevates the dish’s taste, making all the flavours stand out. 

If you’re a spicy food lover planning to host a dinner party for friends with similar taste buds, we’ve got the perfect list of recipes for you. From zesty Mexican Rice to fiery Korean-fried chicken, these dishes will be the highlight of your party. Let’s get started.

  1. Mexican Rice

The Mexicans have contributed immensely to America. However, our favourite contribution is the vibrant cuisine they’ve brought along with them. Crispy tacos, creamy avocados, and an entirely new spice level are key elements of Mexican-American cuisine. For your dinner party, we recommend making a delicious pot of Mexican rice. We love this dish for parties because the Mexican rice recipe comes together in just half an hour! Try it out yourself.

Long Grain Rice – 1 CupPlace a large skillet over medium heat and add the butter. 
Butter – 2 TbspOnce the butter has melted, add rice and all the spices and stir.
Chili Powder  – ½ TspAfter 1-2 minutes, add the tomato sauce and chicken broth. Whisk until there are no lumps.
Salt – ½ Tsp
Cumin Powder – 1 TspBring to a boil and then reduce the heat to a high simmer.
Onion Powder – ½ Tsp Cover the skillet with a lid and cook for 25 minutes.
Tomato Sauce – 8 OuncesTake off the lid and fluff the rice with a fork. 
Chicken Broth – 2 CupsServe the rice in a dish and top with jalapenos/cilantro or any other toppings of your choice. 
Jalapenos/Cilantro (optional)
  1. Korean Fried Chicken

The world has recently truly discovered Korean fried chicken, and what a discovery it has been. From thick ramen and spicy kimchi to the beautiful Korean chilli paste, Gochujang, there is so much that this little corner of Asia has to offer. Korean fried chicken, with its sweet and spicy sauce, is one item that has taken the world by storm. Here’s how you can impress your guests by making a delicious batch of Korean fried chicken at home!

Chicken Drumsticks – 10Fill a deep pan halfway with oil and heat it until it reaches 340°F.
Cornstarch – 1 ½ CupMix ½ cup cornstarch, flour, salt, and water in a large bowl until a smooth batter is formed.
Flour – ½ Cup
Water – 1 CupTake a wide bowl and add the 1 cup of remaining cornstarch. 
Salt – 2 TspCoat each drumstick into the cornstarch until fully covered. 
Soy Sauce – 2 TbspDip the drumsticks into the batter and immediately move to the hot oil.
Honey – ¼ CupFry drumsticks for 5-7 minutes until they’re light golden. Remove from the pot.
Rice Vinegar – 2 TbspFry the drumsticks a second time for 3-4 minutes until golden brown. Remove from the pan and drain on a wire rack.
Gochujang – 2 Tbsp
Minced Garlic – 2 ClovesIn another pan, add the soy sauce, honey, vinegar, gochujang, garlic, and ginger and cook on low heat until bubbles form. 
Grated Ginger – 1 Tbsp
Sesame Seeds – for garnishingToss the drumsticks into the sauce and shake well until fully covered. Garnish with sesame seeds and serve!
  1. Assasin’s Spaghetti

The Assasin’s Spaghetti or Spaghetti all’Assassina is a gorgeous Italian delight that will set your tastebuds on fire! Made with simple ingredients, this pasta recipe was accidentally discovered by an easily distracted chef from the city of Bari. If a fiery dinner main is what you’re looking for, look no further and try out this masterpiece.

Fine Spaghetti – 12 OzIn a cooking pot, add 10 Oz of water and the passata, salt, and tomato paste. Bring to a boil and let the broth simmer on low heat.
Tomato Passata – 14 Oz
Tomato Paste – 2 TbspIn a cast iron skillet, add olive oil, garlic, and pepperoncino. Cook for 2-3 minutes, then add the remaining passata. Add sugar if required.
Olive Oil – ½ Cup
Peperoncino – 1 Fresh or
Chili Flakes – ½ Tbsp
Once the passata slightly thickens, spread the uncooked spaghetti directly over the passata. Let the spaghetti caramelize.
Chopped Garlic – 3 ClovesTurn the spaghetti over in the skillet and let the other side caramelize.
Salt & Pepper – To TasteAdd tomato broth to the edges of the skillet.
Sugar – 1 Tsp (optional)Use your spatula to gently fold the spaghetti into the sauce and broth. 
Cherry Tomatoes – 12As the sauce thickens, keep adding more broth until spaghetti is al dente.
Parmesan – to garnishAdd sautéed cherry tomatoes and serve topped with parmesan cheese.

Final Words

These three spicy dinner recipes are absolute crowd-pleasers that will have your spice-loving friends rushing for seconds. So, what are you waiting for? Send out that invite and get busy cooking for a fiery night of fun, friends, and food!

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  1. August 31, 2023 / 12:23 pm

    Assasin’s Spaghetti sounds delicious!! I will definitely add this to our pasta night line up! We like it spicy and our go-to ‘angry pasta’ needs some competition!!
    Thanks for sharing!