Use cooking methods that enhance the flavor and texture of veggies (such as pan searing,charring, grilling, oven roasting and smoking) and add sprinkles of ground chiles and spice blends for a finishing touch of heat.
- Tame the bitterness of leafy greens such as kale, chicory, escarole and collard greens by grilling, rough chopping and tossing them with a sweet and spicy sauce and using as sides or in veggie tacos.
- Toss collard greens with kimchi and ginger gremolata.
- Create Togarashi-Spiced Vegetable Skewers with seasonal veggies, such as eggplant, zucchini and yellow squash, dusted with the peppery condiment before grilling. Serve with orange sauce for dipping.
- Make Sweet Potato Tempura with ponzu sauce and ground chiles.
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