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!

By Rachael Ray
June 13, 2018

Rachael Ray's Baja Beer-Battered Fish Tacos

baja beer battered fish tacos
Credit: 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?

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

spicy spinach pasta
Credit: 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!

Rachael Ray's Chicken & Chile Fried Rice

chicken chile fried rice
Credit: Photography by Tara Donne

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.

Rachael Ray's Hard-Shell Red-Eye Tacos

hard shell red eye tacos
Credit: Photography by Tara Donne

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.

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

curry spiced green tomatoes cucumber jalapeño raita
Credit: Photography by Tara Donne

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

boilermaker buffalo shrimp corn blue cheese butter
Credit: Photography by Tara Donne

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

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

flank steak shishito shiso salsa beet carpaccio
Credit: 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!

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

hanger steak scallions lime anda bhurji
Credit: 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.

Rachael Ray's Spaghetti Carbonara with Mushrooms

spaghetti carbonara mushrooms
Credit: Photography by Tara Donne

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.

Rachael Ray's Baked Chilaquiles with Tipsy Tequila Shrimp

baked chilaquiles with shrimp
Credit: Photography by Tara Donne