Cayenne Pepper

A hot biting condiment composed of the ground pods and seeds of the pepper Capsicum annuum longum.


  1. Spiced Pecan Apple Salad

    Cinnamon and cayenne pepper coat the baked pecans that top this fruit and feta cheese side salad.

  2. Spicy Blue Cheese Dip

    Make this your dip for Boneless Buffalo Wings and crunchy vegetables instead of a higher-fat blue cheese dressing. We've added a generous amount of cayenne pepper for fans of hot wings--omit the cayenne if you're serving this to a less "spicy" crowd.

  3. Chili-Chocolate Crinkles

    Cayenne pepper and chili powder are the secret ingredients in these rich chocolate cookies.

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  1. 31 Days of Great Grilling: Alabama Ribs

    Sat, 25 May 2013

    your North Carolina mix of vinegars, brown sugar and cayenne pepper for kick. And then there are these sweet home Alabama ..... mayonnaise base and plenty of spice from black and cayenne pepper , tang from lemon juice and horseradish, and a wee

  2. Steak Pauline (The Steak Formerly Known as Diane)

    Fri, 20 May 2016

    As you may know, I haven’t posted for a while due to the sudden passing of my mother, Pauline. It’d been a tough few weeks, but she was the ultimate, “the show must go on” kind of lady, and so that’s what we’ll do. She had multiple surgeries in recent years that made it difficult, and often painful, to move around her kitchen. Despite this, she’d still somehow manage to bake a cake (or two), or make a big batch of cookies to bring to whatever family event she was attending. While cooking and eating with family was her greatest joy, she also loved going to restaurants. Going out for dinner on Friday night was one of our great family traditions, and while I don’t remember having Steak Diane cooked table-side, this dish represents that bygone era for me. Looking back, I realize this weekly respite meant much more to her than just a short break from cooking and dishes. Before I get into the recipe, I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone for all the amazing thoughts and prayers I received during the last couple weeks. I’ve never met the vast majority of you, but nevertheless, it felt like I was hearing from hundreds of old friends, who somehow knew exactly what to say. There’s no easy way to lose someone you love, but your kind, comforting words, gave me strength. With that in mind, I present this incredibly delicious, Steak Diane, which I’m hereby renaming Steak Pauline, in my mother’s honor. Of course, there’s no official way to do this, except to simply do it, and hope it catches on. Even if it doesn’t, at the very least, many years from now, while surfing the web, I’ll stumble across a recipe for it, and I’ll smile, thinking of her. The procedure here is very straightforward, and relatively safe, except maybe for the exploding fireball step. As long as you turn off the flame, and keep your eyebrows at a safe distance while igniting the liquor, there shouldn’t be any real danger, and all those Oo’s and Ah’s are well worth the risk. Hey, that’s what insurance is for. However, the pyrotechnics are very much for show, and if you’re concerned, you don't have to ignite the cognac. The alcohol will still evaporate as the sauce boils, and the end result will taste the same. By the way, even if you don’t ignite the pan with a lighter, it can still flame up when you turn up the heat to reduce, so you still need to be a little careful. If you do decide to make this, I hope that above and beyond calling it “Steak Pauline,” you will also enjoy it surrounded by the people you love. While the flames in the pan eventually die out, the smiles they ignite, and the memories they produce, will be with you forever. I really hope you give this a try soon. Enjoy! Ingredients for 2 portions: For the sauce mixture: 1 generous tablespoon Dijon mustard 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon tomato paste pinch cayenne pepper 1/2 cup demi-glace (Or substitute 2 cups rich, low-sodium or salt-free chicken broth. It will take longer to reduce, but will still produce a great sauce. Just be careful with the salt.) 2 teaspoons vegetable oil two (8-ounce) beef tenderloin steaks, fully trimmed, pounded to 1/2-inch thick (top sirloin will also work nicely here) kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 3 tablespoons finely minced shallots 1/4 cup Cognac or brandy 1/4 cup heavy cream 2 teaspoon sliced fresh chives

  3. Baked Tandoori Chicken Wings

    Thu, 17 Mar 2016

    ounce can tomato sauce 1 6-ounce carton plain Greek yogurt 4 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped 1 tablespoon garam masala 2 teaspoons chopped fresh ginger 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1/2- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional) 2 whole cloves

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Food Blogs We Love

  1. Veggie Pitas

    Thu, 29 Sep 2011

    It’s a salad in a pita ! And a mighty good one at that ! 4 servings 260 calories per serving 2 T oil 1 T vinegar 1 t grated lemon zest 1 t oregano flakes ¼ t garlic powder ¼ t onion powder Salt to taste 1/8 t cayenne pepper ¾ c chopped romaine [...]

  2. Crunchy Stuffed Buffalo Chicken Breasts with Ranch Roasted Potatoes

    Mon, 27 Oct 2014

    Mix together 1/4 cup regular hummus with 2 Tablespoons buffalo wing sauce (not hot sauce,) and 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or more or less.) Sabra actually has a buffalo style hummus but I couldn’t find it at the grocery store so I

  3. Roasted Red Pepper and Hummus Soup

    Mon, 28 Jan 2013

    dried and ground pepper from the Basque region of France. If you don't have it feel free to substitute a pinch of cayenne pepper and increase the smoked paprika to 1 tsp. Ingredients 1 cup drained roasted red peppers 3/4 cup hummus 2 cups chicken

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How To

  1. How to Make Fried Chicken

    Sat, 1 Jan 2000

    chills in the hot pepper sauce, the hotter it gets. Fried Chicken with Buttermilk Cherry Tomatoes Hot sauce and cayenne pepper give this fried chicken its kick. A tangy buttermilk blue cheese dressing adds a cool contrast. Buffalo Chicken

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