'chilies' on Serious Eats

Sambal Oelek

A hot sauce in one of its purest forms, Indonesian sambal oelek is merely freshly ground hot red chiles with some salt and vinegar for flavor and preservation. Sure, it's simple, but it's also incredibly awesome and infinitely useful. More

Lamb Phall

Those familiar with this Anglo-Indian curry dish will immediately associate it with heat. Phall is widely touted as the hottest of the British curries, although its actual connection to India is limited at best. More

Grilling: Thai Beef Rolls with Sweet Chili Sauce

I'm known for going a little overboard with the food when I grill--actually, make that a lot overboard--leaving my guests little incentive to make their own. I need to learn to cut back, because when people do come with their own creations, they tend to be eye-opening, like a Thai basil wrapped beef that graced my grill recently. More

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