• Spicy Fried Rice


    2 Tbsp. olive oil
    1 Tbsp. Chili Pepper Oil
    3 Tbsp. garlic, coarsely chopped
    2 tsp. fresh ginger, peeled, finely chopped
    4 cups cooked rice, cold
    1½ tsp. salt
    1 tsp. black pepper
    ¼ cup oil packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained, coarsely chopped
    3 Tbsp. scallion, finely chopped
    3 Tbsp. cilantro, finely chopped
    3 Tbsp. fresh flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped


    1.Heat a wok or 12" nonstick skillet over high heat until hot.

    2.Add olive oil and Chili Pepper Oil, garlic, and ginger. Stir-fry 15 seconds.

    3.Add rice, salt, and pepper. Stir-fry 2 minutes, pressing on rice to break up any lumps.

    4.Add tomatoes, scallion, and herbs. Stir-fry 3 minutes.


  • Cold Chinese Noodles with Spicy Peanut Sauce


    8 oz. dry egg noodles or spaghettini pasta
    1-2 tsp. sesame oil

    2 cloves garlic
    ¼ inch length fresh ginger
    2 Tbsp. soy sauce
    ¼ cup smooth peanut butter
    1 Tbsp. sesame oil
    1 Tbsp. water
    1 Tbsp. Chili Pepper Oil
    1 Tbsp. brown sugar

    2 cucumbers, peeled, deseeded, grated (for garnish)
    ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped (for garnish)


    1.Cook pasta in a large stockpot of boiling salt water until al dente. Drain, rinse with cold water, and transfer to a bowl.

    2.Toss pasta with sesame oil and set aside at room temperature.

    3.Mince garlic and ginger in food processor or blender.

    4.Add remaining ingredients, except garnish, and puree until smooth.

    5.Pour sauce over noodles and toss well.

    6.Garnish with cucumber and cilantro.

    7.Serve at room temperature.

  • Thai Beef Lettuce Wraps


    1 lb. lean ground beef
    1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
    1 clove garlic, minced
    6 green onions, trimmed, sliced on a diagonal
    ½ cup basil, chopped
    ½ cup mint, chopped
    1 8-oz. can water chestnuts, drained, chopped (optional)
    3 Tbsp. fish sauce
    1 tsp.7 Chili Blend Hot Pepper Seasoning

    1 lime, juiced (discard rind)
    ¼ cup cilantro, chopped (for garnish)
    ¼ cup peanuts, chopped (for garnish)
    18 large iceburg or Boston lettuce leaves, washed, patted dry


    1.Brown ground beef in a large skillet, breaking up meat as it cooks, about 2 minutes.

    2.Toward end of browning add yellow onion and cook 5 minutes.

    3.Add garlic and cook 2 minutes.

    4.Drain off fat and transfer to a serving bowl.

    5.Add green onions, basil, mint, water chestnuts, fish sauce, 7 Chili Blend Hot Pepper Seasoning, and lime juice. Stir to blend.

    6.Garnish with cilantro and peanuts.

    7.To serve, spoon mixture onto lettuce leaves, wrapping burrito-style.

  • Chimichurri


    ½ cup red onion, roughly chopped
    3 cloves garlic, crushed
    2 Tbsp. lime juice
    3 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
    1 tsp. salt
    ½ tsp. black pepper
    1 tsp. 7 Chili Blend Hot Pepper Seasoning

    2 tsp. honey
    1 cup flat leaf parsley, roughly chopped
    1 cup cilantro, roughly chopped
    ⅓ cup olive oil
    2 Tbsp. fresh oregano, roughly chopped (optional)


    1.Combine all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until thoroughly mixed but still slightly chunky.

    2.Makes about 2 cups.

    3.Serve as a dipping sauce, or cover sauce, with grilled meat.