Sichuan Ginger Oil
This oil adds a lot of flavor to any dish and especially oriental fare, but don’t limit its use. It’s also great on a simple salad of mixed greens and bean sprouts. Note: This recipe requires advance preparation.
Red Chile Pumpkin Chiffon Pie
Gwyneth Doland, writer for Fiery Foods Central, shares her recipe for this spicy dessert. This fluffy pie is a lighter alternative to dense, rich pumpkin pie most of us are used to. It’s served chilled, so the red chile kick comes as a pleasant contrast.
Using frozen puff pastry makes short work of these delicate pastries. These are best when served immediately but can be filled in advance and refrigerated until serving time. You can also thaw the puff pastry in advance by putting it in the refrigerator overnight.
Mole Poblano de Guajolote (Turkey in Chocolate Chile Sauce)
In an 1870s cookbook from Puebla there were recipes for 44 different moles but only one, Mole Poblano de Guajolote, or turkey in mole sauce, is called the National Dish of Mexico.