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Spicy Salmon with Jalapeno Peppers, Lime and Avocado

I’m always cooking up salmon. It is clearly one of my favorite types of fish. As if you couldn’t tell! It is very common in the Midwest. There are so many different ways to prepare it. Here is one version with a heavy emphasis on common Mexican ingredients. Continue reading

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Happy New Year from Chili Pepper Madness – with a Spicy Drink Recipe

I’d like to wish you all a very Happy New Year. May 2014 bring you loads of success, happiness, good fortune, and most of all – chili peppers! It has been a wonderful year here in the Madness household. We’ve been incredibly fortunate both personally and professionally, and the work we do here has been well received. I’m happy to be included in such a wonderful chilihead community, and believe me, it is a great community! Continue reading

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Cooking with the Queen Laurie Chili Pepper

I recently received a batch of Queen Laurie chili peppers and had to dig in. The Queen Laurie is a fruity Peruvian pepper. When ripe it is a bright orange, bright and inviting. The flavor is sweet and the heat is a bit hotter than a jalapeno pepper, though the heat can vary from pepper to pepper. Continue reading

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Spicy Chilean Sea Bass

This year for our annual New Year’s Eve gathering, we’re serving up several dishes with the star being a stuffed filet mignon. I thought we should also serve a seafood dish and tossed around a few possibilities, but once I … Continue reading

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Spicy Roasted Jalapeno Soup with Roasted Garlic

I chanced upon a soup recipe by Jamie Oliver, the well know TV chef/personality, and was intrigued. How could this much roasted garlic go into a soup? Wow! Turns out it is quite good, especially when you tweak the recipe with plenty of roasted jalapeno peppers and my preferred spices. I’m all about garlic, but the soup greatly benefits from the addition of the jalapeno peppers. Continue reading

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Leftover Turkey? How About a Spicy Breakfast Sandwich?

What can you do with all that leftover holiday turkey? Lots! The great thing about leftover turkey is that is already cooked and nicely seasoned. You don’t have to do much to turn a typical meal into something spectacular. Case in point – This Leftover Turkey Ciabatta-Habanero Breakfast Sandwich recipe is nice and spicy, and puts together quickly the morning after, assuming all of your dishes are done from the night before. Don’t forget the habanero peppers! This one likes to be spicy. Continue reading

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Spicy Pumpkin Crepes, Anyone?

November calls for pumpkin in your recipes. You can get some of that pumpkin in your breakfast with delicious pumpkin crepes! These are nice and sweet, but not overly so. You’ll enjoy the depth of the pumpkin flavor. Continue reading

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Pumpkin Gnocchi for the Holidays

Looking for something a bit different for the holidays? Try this as a side dish, or as your main course for an Italian themed Thanksgiving – Pumpkin Gnocchi! Gnocchi is traditionally made with potatoes, but when the holidays roll around and different vegetables come into season, pumpkin gnocchi is a popular choice. For the brown butter, I incorporated the aji panca chili pepper. Continue reading

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Linguine with the Malawi Piquante Chili Pepper

I still had a number of Malawi Piquante chili peppers left over from my friend and amazing chile supplier, Jim Duffy, and didn’t want them to go to waste. They paired so nicely with apple for the Green Apple-Pepper Slaw recipe that I had to bring apple in again. Apple brings not only a nice level of sweetness to accompany the sweetness of the Malawi Piquante, but also a complementary crunch factor. I hope you enjoy. Continue reading

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Galena Garlic Company – and a Chili Recipe

While attending a recent beer tasting event in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, over the weekend, I happily into a vendor booth selling spicy food products. I spoke with the owner, Laszlo Marton, of Galena Garlic Company and he sent me home with some of his products. Great stuff! Continue reading

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