Spicy Sriracha Kale Chips Recipe

The Super Bowl is this weekend and if you’re still thinking about what to make you have to try this spicy sriracha kale chips recipe. It’ll go great with beer and won’t make you feel too guilty about eating a whole bowl. They’re crispy, light, tangy, spicy and so inexpensive and easy to make.

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Just mix the ingredients, toss with the kale and bake. No frying, no complicated prepping and its healthy. Yes there a little oil used but kale has so many benefits. Kale is high in fiber, has plenty of cancer fighting antioxidants, and its known as the best “super foods” out there. According to WebMD, “One cup of chopped kale contains 33 calories and 9% of the daily value of calcium, 206% of vitamin A, 134% of vitamin C, and a whopping 684% of vitamin K. It is also a good source of minerals copper, potassium, iron, manganese, and phosphorus.”

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Kale is already peppery and tastes great on its own but the Thai spices make it even more mouth watering. These chips won’t fill you up but will satisfy any salty, spicy and savory cravings. It’s much better than grabbing that bowl of corn chips.

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Spicy Sriracha Kale Chips
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Ingredients
  • 8 oz kale
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • juice from 1 lime
  • 1 tbsp Sriracha
  • 1-2 tsp fish sauce
  • pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Wash kale well pat dry with paper towels. Remove stems, cut kale into 2-3 inch pieces and add to bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl mix the rest of the ingredients then add to kale. Toss around until kale is well covered. Let rest for 10 minutes so liquid can drip off.
  3. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and spray with small amount of vegetable oil spray such as Pam.
  4. Spread out kale on lined cookie sheet and bake for 30 minutes. Mid way through turn kale over put back in oven.
  5. When kale is crispy remove from oven and let cool. Carefully add to a bowl.

 

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Plenty of Sriracha Products Out There

Freaking out over the possible sriracha shortage? No worries, there are plenty of sriracha products out there you can try until Huy Fong Sriracha makers resolve their issues with the Health Department. First they were shutdown because of odor complaints near their facilities in southern California now they’re in violation of health codes.

I can just imagine what living in that area must be like, I too suffered through the perils of making hot sauce when I made my own recently. I looked like I was starring in some post nuclear meltdown scene; gloves, goggles, head wrap, bandanna covering face…but the results were amazing!

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The Huy Fong plant seems to be working through their issues but in the meantime, here is a comprehensive review of mostly all the sriracha’s out there from the folks over at Sriracha for Breakfast! Oh, you thought there was just one? Well there are plenty sriracha products out there and some even better tasting than the red rooster. Also, for all you sriracha fanatics, not judging ;-), make sure you visit the Sriracha for Breakfast Facebook page as well for all things sriracha.

Spicy Fried Turkey Anyone?

Want to learn how to deep fry a turkey? Well the folks over at the ICE just added a Deep Fried Turkey class as part of their recreational cooking class lineup. You’ll get to make your own spicy fried turkey, a few sides and get to take everything home with you which is pretty awesome. I’ve always wanted to try fried turkey, and a spicy fried turkey just make it all the better! I hear it’s super moist and tender but the idea of making one has always terrified me and then there’s the special equipment you need which seems like quite an effort for a one time event. So this class would be perfect if you were thinking about making one and were looking for a little help. I’ve seen turkey frying videos on YouTube that have gone terribly wrong but this is great, you’re in a controlled environment and being instructed by a professional so no chance of burning down anything! I won’t be able to make this one but if you do please let me know how it goes.

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For those not in the NYC area that want to try their luck at making one, here is a deep fried Sriracha turkey recipe from The Shiksa blog. Isn’t it a beauty? The site’s blogger went through six turkeys testing the right recipe so I’m sure it’s delicious too. Lots of great tips for first timers as well. Enjoy!

 

 

Products for Spicy Food Lovers

It’s true that the more spicy foods you eat the more of it you’ll crave. It’s the endorphin rush many experience after having chile peppers that keeps them going back for more. The sweat beads building on your forehead, the runny nose, and teary eyes somehow isn’t so bad when that natural rush comes over you. You kind of forget you’ve been stung or just don’t care because the flavor and the feeling is so good!

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1. Think Geek – Butch T Scorpion dried pepper 2. Fire Box Spicy Gummy candies 3. Heinz – Jalapeno Ketchup Add some to your burgers or give your french fries a kick of heat!

These product finds will definitely get the juices flowing in anticipation of that first kick of heat. Of course some will delivery more heat than others but just watch out for those angry looking dried peppers above, they are nothing to be messed with! That there my spicy foodies is a Trinidad Butch T Scorpion chile pepper, one of the hottest in the world. There are a couple hotter than this (Moruga Scorpion, 7-Pot Douglah) but this may be hot enough for most. The Butch T packs the heat of about 6-7 Habanero peppers so you be the judge, it’s all about what you can handle! Crush it up and add it to pizza, pasta sauce and just about anything you want.

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4. Mike’s Hot Honey (image credit: cool material). 5. Tabasco Jelly Belly jellybeans 6. The Sriracha Cookbook by Randy Clemens