Turn up the heat on your midweek cooking repertoire with eight fiery Asian recipes that pack a serious punch. Warning: these chilli-spiked dishes aren’t for the faint-hearted!
Hailing from northern Thailand, this scorching Thai jungle curry doesn’t contain any coconut milk, so the punchy flavours are front and centre!
For maximum intensity, marinate the pork belly in Gochujang (Korean chilli paste) and kochugaru (chilli powder) for at least several hours, or overnight. You will love the fiery Daeji Bulgogi.
Chilli oil and Sichuan peppercorns add tingling heat to this nutritious Chinese simmered beef in hot chilli soup. And as it’s ready in under 30 minutes, it’s ideal for a midweek dinner.
Packed with protein, this Indonesian Dried chilli and egg stew is laced with dried shrimp, kaffir lime, peanut butter and chilli, for an aromatic curry.
The best thing about making your own curry paste for this fragrant Malaysian fish dish is that you can control the spice levels if you prefer it milder.
Using some handy Lee Kum Kee sauces and a handful of fresh ingredients, this spicy chilli garlic beef stir-fry is ready in no time.
Hailing from the Isaan region in northeast Thailand, this popular streetfood dish is loaded with fiery bird’s eye chillies. Serve this hearty green papaya salad with sticky rice to slay the heat!
A favourite in Sichuan restaurants, this piping-hot pork belly dish is sure to impress – boil, then stir-fry the pork for a double flavour hit.
Fiery kimchi adds depth and heat to a warming Korean tofu soup, perfect for a midweek pick-me-up.
Tender shrimp and velvety eggplant get their kick from curry powder and bird’s eye chillies, creating a sweet and spicy main with layers of flavour.
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