Favorite Chili Food Recipes From Around The World
There’s so much to love about chile peppers. They add an interesting kick to your food, they grow in an abundance all year round, and they come in so many different varieties. But what if we told you that there’s a chili that has been beloved by people all over the world? Sounds like just another reason right? Well, it’s not. The fact is that the red chile pepper is one of the most versatile plants on earth. Not only can it be grown indoors or outdoors, but it can also be grown in both hot and temperate climates.
Once you learn more about this powerhouse of a plant, you’ll see why so many cultures have worshiped it for centuries. Whether you live in a tropical country where fresh chilies are always available or you live in a part of the world where fresh chilies don’t grow naturally all year round, chances are you already know how to preserve them and treat them with care until they can be eaten safely again. The following article will give you some great recipe ideas from around the world of delicious foods that use chili peppers as one of their main ingredients!
This Indian chutney recipe is easy to make, and it has a lot of flavour. It combines tomatoes with a mixture of spices that includes ginger, garlic, coriander, mustard seeds, and red chillies. It’s perfect for serving with fish or chicken.
Mexican Chile con Queso
This easy, cheesy dip is perfect for game night. It’s a great way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo! Ingredients: 1 lb. cheese (nacho or Velveeta) 2 Tablespoons milk 1/4 teaspoon cumin Pinch of salt 1 tablespoon canola oil 2 medium onions, chopped 5 jalapeno peppers, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 3 cups chicken broth 5 oz. canned green chiles, drained and rinsed 2 teaspoons chili powder 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 8 ounces cream cheese, softened at room temperature
Japanese Shrimp Scampi
This dish is a spicy, creamy shrimp dish that is just perfect for a light and healthy meal. It’s also an easy recipe to adapt to your own personal preferences and tastes. If you like, you can add in some sliced mushrooms or red bell pepper to make it more of a main course rather than a side. On the other hand, if you want to keep it as a light side dish, then leave those things out! To cook the scampi, start by cooking some garlic in butter over medium heat until fragrant. Then add in diced tomatoes and fresh herbs to make the sauce before adding in shrimp. Once the shrimp have settled down into the sauce, simmer everything together for about 15-20 minutes until the shrimp are cooked through.
Thai Red Curry
This is a great recipe for Thai Red Curry because it focuses on the chili peppers as the main ingredient. This dish can be made with either fresh or dried red chilies, but if you use dried you will want to soak them overnight first. For this dish, you need a coconut milk that has been left on the shelf for at least three days and a Thai red curry paste. In order to make the sauce, all that is needed is one teaspoon of the paste and one teaspoon of sugar. To finish off this dish, add some chicken breast and simmer until cooked throughly. When it’s done cooking, serve it over rice and garnish with some green onions or cilantro as desired! Ingredients: 1 tbs Thai red curry paste 1 tsp granulated sugar 1/2 cup coconut milk (not canned) 2 tbsp vegetable oil 2 cups diced onion 2 cloves garlic chopped finely 1/2 tsp salt 1 tbs grated ginger root 1 can diced tomatoes in juice (14 oz)
Greek Moussaka is a savoury dish made from layers of fried eggplant, minced meat and béchamel sauce. It’s a popular dish in Greece and has been around since the Byzantine era, back in the 12th century. This dish is baked in a pan with a layer of butter, then topped with grated cheese and bread crumbs. The whole thing is then baked until the top is golden brown. Moussaka will keep you full for hours because it’s packed with protein and vegetables.
Spanish Beef Tapa
This Spanish beef tapa recipe is a perfect dish for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It’s also a great option for those who want to try something new and different from the norm. This dish is famous in Spain, but you can easily make it at home with your own ingredients and spices.
Portuguese Caldo Verde
Caldo verde is a traditional soup from Portugal. It’s made by stewing chopped onion, green pepper, and tomatoes with olive oil. Baby carrots and potatoes are also added to the pot. The vegetables are then cooked until they’re soft while the oil is sautéed with garlic and cumin seeds until they are thoroughly fragrant. The soup is served in bowls and topped with a dollop of sour cream melted in the hot broth.
Italian Eggplant Caponata
Caponata is a delicious dish that combines vegetables, bread and a spicy sauce. It can be served as a side or on top of your favourite kind of pasta. One variation is the Italian Eggplant Caponata. This recipe is made with eggplants, tomato, onion, garlic and olives and it’s loaded with your favourite flavours. This dish is perfect for vegetarians and meat lovers alike! Ingredients: 3-4 medium eggplants (peeled) 1 large red bell pepper (seeded) 1/2 cup pitted kalamata olives 3/4 cup diced white onion 2 cloves garlic (minced) 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano Several drops red wine vinegar Salt to taste Extra virgin olive oil to taste Bread crumbs for topping (optional)
Latin American Pulled Pork Tostada
with Jalapeño Pesto This recipe is one that I have been making for years, and it has quickly become one of my favourite recipes. It’s a quick and easy dish which is perfect for taking to parties, picnics, or whenever you need a quick lunch. The ingredients needed are pretty much what you would find in your kitchen right now. Ingredients: -1lb pork loin -3 tbsp olive oil -1 small onion, chopped finely -2 cloves garlic, minced -2 jalapeños, seeded and diced finely -Sea salt -Freshly cracked black pepper -1 cup fresh cilantro leaves, finely chopped -8 corn tortillas (or more if needed) -1 avocado, sliced thinly (optional) -Olive oil for frying the tortillas.