3 Spicy Foods You Need to Try Right Now

3 Spicy Foods You Need to Try Right Now

Spicy food is a magical and fantastic thing that can wake up your tastebuds and add heat to any day.  Although most people know you can put hot sauce on nearly anything you eat, some food doesn’t need the heat added!  Instead of settling for plain food that has to be dressed up, here are some of the best spicy foods that you should try right away!

Gochujang Pork

Gochujang is a South Korean sauce made of peppers, garlic, and other seasonings.  It has a sweet and spicy flavor that surprises most people who don’t know what to expect.  Gochujang pork is one of the best uses of this sauce, allowing it to caramelize and create crispy bits of flavor along with the peppers’ heat and the tender saltiness of the pork.

To create this dish, preheat a skillet on medium-high height with a little olive oil.  Thinly slice some pork shoulder meat, and toss these slices in a couple of tablespoons of gochujang.  Allow the sauce to coat the pork thoroughly and then set it in the heated pan.  Allow them to cook, while stirring and flipping them, for five to eight minutes until it’s cooked through and crispy.

Sweet And Spicy Peanuts 

Peanuts are a simple protein that can fill you up-but why settle for plain salted ones?  Adding some hot pepper jelly can make these crunchy treats into a spicy surprise that you’ll want handful after handful of.  Preheat your oven to four hundred degrees, and line a baking sheet with tinfoil.  Toss a jar of peanuts with a few tablespoons of hot pepper jelly until they’re fully coated.  Roast these peanuts for twenty minutes, or until they’re getting crispy and their jelly has toasted on.  Let these cool for at least half an hour, and then enjoy!  They’re crunchy, spicy, and sweet, all in one quick dish.

Sriracha Chicken

Sriracha hot sauce has been a hot topic in the spicy-food world for the last ten years, and because of that, there are tons of spicy recipes that can utilize its unique heat.  To make a unique and incredible hot chicken, you can put sriracha to use.  Pat skinned, boneless chicken breasts dry and lightly salted them.  Leave these to sit for ten to fifteen minutes.  While they sit, mix a tablespoon of sriracha, an egg, and a little water in a dish.

In another dish, combine two cups of flour, two tablespoons of garlic powder, a teaspoon of salt, and a quarter cup of panko bread crumbs.  Drizzle in some sriracha to create clumps that will then become extra crispy spicy breading for your chicken.  Preheat a couple of inches of oil until it’s shimmering, and prep the chicken by dipping it in the egg mixture and then dredging it in the dry mix.

From here, all that’s left is frying!  Fry your chicken on each side for five to six minutes, or until the meat’s center temperature reaches 160 degrees.  The flavor will make your mouth water!

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