Pantry staples work wonders when used in new ways. Try these unexpected applications for everyday ingredients.
Often labeled “cayenne,” ground red pepper adds a fiery kick to all manner of dishes, from Indian to Cajun.Our Secret Twists
- Give desserts such as cakes or bread pudding a Mexican flair by drizzling with chocolate sauce laced with 1⁄8 to ¼ teaspoon ground red pepper.
- Stir a dash or up to ¼ teaspoon into a tropical fruit salad for complex flavor.
- Sprinkle a light dusting over vanilla ice cream, where the creaminess rounds out the sharpness of the pepper.