10 Spicy Dishes to Boost Your Metabolism

Fiery food and drink recipes that'll give your metabolism a kick.

We recently featured 5 Foods to Boost Your Metabolism, one of which was spicy peppers like jalapeños and cayenne, so we figured we should also arm you with some ways to use these ingredients in heat-filled dishes and cocktails (yes, we said cocktails). Check out some of our spiciest recipes and let us know what you think. 

 

Sichuan Beef with Hot Sauce

A quick stir-fry recipe that’s best served over steamed rice.

 

 

 

Jamaican Curry Goat

A classic West Indian dish that’s full of heat and spices (the goat can easily be swapped for lamb in this recipe).

 

 

The Bleeding Mary

A new and improved version of the Bloody Mary that uses the popular Thai ingredient Sriracha.

 

 

 

 

Singapore Chile Crab

Try this fiery dish the next time you can get your hands on live crabs.  

 

 

Spicy Basil Cocktail

A refreshing, bubbly cocktail that has a delayed kick of heat; it’s great for the summer or for cold winter nights when you want to warm yourself up. 

 

 

Spicy Kimchi

A recipe for the popular Korean cured cabbage dish made with spicy peppers.

 

 

 

Spicy Pineapple Salsa

Try this sweet and spicy salsa over grilled fish or meats.

 

 

Spicy Shrimp and Arugula Salad

A quick and easy dinner with a kick — perfect for a weeknight meal.

 

 

Baked Bacon Jalapeño Poppers

One editor experienced extreme pain while preparing this healthier version of the popular bar snack — note to self: wear gloves when handling hot peppers.  

 

Roasted Tomato and Jalapeño Salsa

Serve this chunky salsa over quickly cooked fish (as pictured) or lean meats. 

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