Turn Up the Heat with 10 Spicy 30-Minute Meals by Rachael Ray

This month, I’m dialing up the flavor with spicy and fun foods to cook while listening to music that’s way too loud. Turn up the volume!
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Rachael Ray's Baja Beer-Battered Fish Tacos

Photography by Tara Donne

Whip up one of these beer-battered bad boys next time you're craving fish tacos. Which is pretty much always, right?

Recipe: Try Rachael Ray's Baja Beer-Battered Fish Tacos

Rachael Ray's Spicy Spinach Pasta with Chile, Preserved Lemon & Pistachios

Photography by Tara Donne

The Sicilian in me loves this eat-your-vegetables and greens-are-good-for-you pasta. I could eat the whole pound myself!

Recipe: Try Rachael Ray's Spicy Spinach Pasta with Chile, Preserved Lemon & Pistachios

Rachael Ray's Chicken & Chile Fried Rice

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Make this the day after you order takeout as a use-up for cold white rice. Or follow the directions in this recipe for cooking and quick-cooling rice on a baking sheet.

Recipe: Try Rachael Ray's Chicken & Chile Fried Rice

Rachael Ray's Hard-Shell Red-Eye Tacos

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Tacos are great when you’re partying. The greasy food soaks up maybe “one too many.” Even better, these tacos have a nice shot of caffeine. Red eyes, meet the food equivalent of hair of the dog.

Recipe: Try Rachael Ray's Hard-Shell Red-Eye Tacos

Rachael Ray's Curry-Spiced Fried Green Tomatoes with Cucumber-Jalapeño Raita

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Recipe: Try Rachael Ray's Curry-Spiced Fried Green Tomatoes with Cucumber-Jalapeño Raita

DIY Curry Powder

Don’t have any curry powder? Just mix 4 tsp. each ground cumin, coriander, and turmeric and 1 tsp. each granulated garlic, granulated onion, and ground ginger.

Rachael Ray's Boilermaker Buffalo Shrimp & Corn on the Cob with Blue Cheese Butter

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This shrimp really knows how to party—there’s a boilermaker (that’s a shot of whiskey and a beer) in it!

Recipe: Try Rachael Ray's Boilermaker Buffalo Shrimp & Corn on the Cob with Blue Cheese Butter

Rachael Ray's Flank Steak with Shishito-Shiso Salsa Verde & Beet Carpaccio

Photography by Tara Donne

I love shishito peppers because they’re a gamble. Most are mild, but occasionally you get one that’s hot as hell. Here, the seared peppers are part of a citrusy, salty chunky green sauce for sliced steak—maybe it’s hot, maybe it’s not!

Recipe: Try Rachael Ray's Flank Steak with Shishito-Shiso Salsa Verde & Beet Carpaccio

Rachael Ray's Hanger Steak with Scallions & Lime with Anda Bhurji (Indian-Style Scrambled Eggs)

Photography by Tara Donne

This is a high-protein, big-flavor meal great at any hour of day or night. night. If I have time, I love to serve this with my curry fried green tomatoes.

Recipe: Try Rachael Ray's Hanger Steak with Scallions & Lime with Anda Bhurji

Rachael Ray's Spaghetti Carbonara with Mushrooms

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I make carbonara for my husband, John, after every big show he plays in NYC. This is an earthy and meat-free version of his favorite dish.

Recipe: Try Rachael Ray's Spaghetti Carbonara with Mushrooms

Rachael Ray's Baked Chilaquiles with Tipsy Tequila Shrimp

Photography by Tara Donne

Recipe: Try Rachael Ray's Baked Chilaquiles with Tipsy Tequila Shrimp

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