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10 Recipes That Are Hotter than an Outlander Episode

updated Mar 4, 2020
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After binging my way through four seasons of Outlander in anticipation of the season five premiere (February 16th!), I had to open to windows to let some cold winter air into the apartment. Whoa!! I’d heard it was steamy, but the best thing to eat while watching Outlander is something spicy. Here are 10 recipes that we think might just be able to keep up. Cook up one before the premier, and pair with a cool beverage or two.

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1. Ottolenghi’s Black Pepper Tofu

Between the chiles and black pepper, this simple tofu dish is fiery, but also just a touch sweet. You’ll be hooked faster than you were after the very first episode.

Get the recipe: Ottolenghi’s Black Pepper Tofu

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2. Tiger Salad

This plate of green things is a reminder that looks can be deceiving. It’s fresh and bright, as you’d expect, and there’s also a surprise punch of heat from the chiles.

Get the recipe: Tiger Salad

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3. Jerk Chicken Skillet Dinner

Jamaican jerk seasoning packs a wallop of herby, tangy, fiery flavor that will make you feel all the things. Take a bite of the coconut-tinged rice to cool off if things get too hot.

Get the recipe: Jerk Chicken Skillet Dinner

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4. Better-than-Chipotle Tofu Sofritas

These sofritas are pretty fiery as is, but if you really want to heat up dinner, may I suggest adding an extra chipotle pepper to the mix.

Get the recipe: Better-than-Chipotle Tofu Sofritas

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5. Spicy Canned Salmon Cakes

A kick of sambal olek, both in the cakes and the dipping sauce is what makes this humble recipe such a keeper.

Get the recipe: Spicy Canned Salmon Cakes

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6. Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower Bowls with Avocado and Green Tahini

Not only is this plant-based bowl ideal for eating on the couch when you settle in for the season premiere, but Buffalo-slicked pieces of cauliflower will fire up your taste buds.

Get the recipe: Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower Bowls with Avocado and Green Tahini

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7. Spicy Korean Grilled Chicken

There’s a chance that this gochujang-marinated chicken is hotter than anything you’ve seen between Jamie and Claire.

Get the recipe: Spicy Korean Grilled Chicken

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8. Spicy Tomato and Shrimp Soup

This chile-spiked soup has the power to comfort you on dreary winter days and transport you in time to balmy summer days to come.

Get the recipe: Spicy Tomato and Shrimp Soup

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9. Crispy Potato Bites with Spicy Ketchup

Potatoes bites are a perfect food for a night of TV watching. You’ll appreciate the unexpected kick from the ketchup dip.

Get the recipe: Crispy Potato Bites with Spicy Ketchup

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10. Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

If there was ever a time to top a piping hot bowl of chili with extra slices of jalapeño, it’s now.

Get the recipe: Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili