I make a spice blend which I call “Coyote Essence”. It contains, in descending order of importance:
crushed red pepper flakes
fresh ground black pepper
I won’t talk about quantities, not because it’s secret or anything like that but because I’m always futzing with it. This is the kind of thing that everyone should do for themselves, to heir own tastes. I keep it in a shaker and use it a lot. I particularly like it on popcorn and on grilled corn-on-the-cob.
Do you have something like this? If so, share your recipe.