Chile Peanut Rice

Every ingredient in this throw-together side plays its part beautifully: crispy leftover basmati; earthy fried mustard seeds and curry leaves; mildly sweet, almost-caramelized onions; crunchy peanuts; and lingering heat from chiles. Altogether, it’s a glorious study in balance.

Tomato and Mango Salad

Aguachile is the spicy relative of ceviche. Here hearts of palm, mango, and tomatoes replace raw fish.

Spicy Pork Skewers

Simmering and using the leftover marinade as a basting sauce ensures none of its flavor goes to waste.