Jalapeno, habanero and Scotch Bonnet are the most common types of fresh chiles found in Miami cuisine. Plenty of chipotles (smoked jalapenos sold both dry and canned) are used too.
Smoky Chipotle Pesto
This smoky chipotle pesto recipe is part of a five-part series devoted to chipotles—those many varieties of smoked chiles. You can go here to start reading about (and cooking with) chipotles of all kinds.
Pumpkin Hot Sauce (Yedubba We’t)
There are many meat-based hot sauces in Africa, but also some distinctly vegetarian sauces such as this pumpkin hot sauce from Ethiopia.
This Sauce Acadie recipe, a classic Cajun sauce, can be served over grilled Cornish game hens or chicken. It is also great with fried seafood.
This South American Ají Molido paste can be used as a substitute whenever fresh chiles are called for.
Sweet n’ Spicy Caribbean Hot Sauce
This sauce is wonderful on grilled chicken and firm fish like salmon. Use it as they would in Trinidad to spice up a fried shark sandwich.
Louisiana-Style Hot Sauce
I’ve been growing chile peppers for more than a quarter century now. One of my favorite ways to preserve them is to make my own Louisiana-style hot sauce.