It’s also a really pretty cake, and is especially attractive when you save an assortment of chiles to garnish the platter.
This diabolically hot sauce (at least a 9 on the heat scale) is also called chiltepín pasta (paste).
These chocolate-orange shells are a very summery dessert that’s great for hot days when you want to cool down, but want a bit of a “Wow” factor for the guests you’re serving.
This stuff freezes well, it’s hearty, and you can adjust the heat level easily up or down, simply by adding more or less fresh habanero chile.
This recipe for Chicken Satay with Spicy Wild Blueberry Peanut Butter Sauce came to us from the North American Blueberry Association.
This approach to chiles rellenos utilizes another wonderful New World food—corn.
Traditionally these are prepared with cheese fillings, but a cooked meat mixture, or a combination of meat, dried fruits and nuts also works well.