Put some spice in your life during Chili Peppers Month.
Pea pod leaves
China House, Palms
The tender leaves are simply charred and stir-fried with garlic and chilies, $14.95.
Katsuya, SLS Las Vegas
Absolut Mandarin vodka is mixed with hand-crushed Serrano chili, fresh lemon and orange juices and a splash of cranberry, $15.
Crispy Wild Mexican Shrimp
Other Mama, 3655 S. Durango Drive
Crispy tempura-fried wild Mexican shrimp are tossed in a Calabrian chili remoulade with lemon zest and fresh herbs, $15.
Whole-wheat breakfast wrap
DJT, Trump International
Scrambled eggs get plenty of zing from Southwest-spiced black beans, blistered Fresno peppers, caramelized onions and spicy pepperjack cheese, $15.
New Mexico-style green chili
Gilley’s BBQ, Treasure Island
Ground turkey is simmered with Hatch and poblano chilies for optimum flavor and served with warm flour tortillas, $7.95.
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