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  • The question is not, “Why would you make sriracha leather?” Instead, it is, “Why would you not make sriracha leather?” Sriracha enthusiasts abound, and the sauce has gained immense popularity in recent years, with more and more brands creating their own versions. The version served...

  • This creamy puree is infused with rendered bacon fat. The result: smokiness in every spoonful. YIELD 4–6 servings ZEST FACTOR medium PREP TIME 10 minutes COOK TIME 30 minutes 6 slices peppered bacon 1 pound brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved 1 shallot, minced 3 garlic...

  • The trick to these is to parcook the potatoes and corn for a little first, and then add the shrimp so they don’t overcook. A good dose of Cajun seasoning and some crab boil liquid kicks things up quite a bit! YIELD 4 servings ZEST...

  • If you’ve been on the internet at all in recent years, you’ve probably seen a recipe for Mississippi Pot Roast. It all started when a couple of Mississippi natives put the recipe in their church cookbook, and it eventually took off, mostly because it’s so...

  • Traditional mole sauce has a rich flavor from the many ingredients used. Our red mole is more streamlined and calls on bacon to help impart a smokier flavor. The chicken is rubbed in the mole paste, and is perfect with a side of Spanish rice...

  • A classic comfort-food favorite with a smoky, spicy spin. We’re using one pepper two ways—a fresh poblano and the dried form, the ancho—for an extra depth of flavor. YIELD 8 servings ZEST FACTOR Mild PREP TIME 45 minutes COOK TIME 40 minutes 5 cups beef...

  • You don’t need to order takeout—we promise you can easily make Asian food at home. For this recipe, just think of making your go-to spaghetti but subbing in some simple Asian flavors instead of marinara. YIELD 8 servings ZEST FACTOR medium PREP TIME 15 minutes COOK...

  • Who doesn’t love a good old hearty pot pie? I brought the heat to this one, trust me. Be prepared for a meltdown of flavor. by Vic Clinco YIELD 4 Servings ZEST FACTOR Hot PREP TIME 20 minutes COOK TIME 40 minutes 2 tablespoons oil...

  • This popular Chinese street dish features dough that’s pan-fried until golden brown, with every slice full of flaky, crispy goodness. Our addition of sliced Thai chiles adds a nice hot surprise to each bite, too. YIELD 6–8 servings ZEST FACTOR Medium PREP TIME 40 minutes...

  • Looking for great texture and great flavor? This app is sure to please a crowd, especially since it’s served with light and crispy wonton chips. You can prep this ahead of time or serve it right away. YIELD 6–8 servings ZEST FACTOR Hot PREP TIME...