Chopped Spicy Chilli Peppers in Olive Oil
If there is one thing that makes Calabrian food Calabrian, it is spicy red peppers, and these are hot! While many varieties of hot pepper are grown in the region, most are referred to as Calabrian peperoncino, and used in regional dishes. Like all capsicum plants, Calabrian peppers require hot weather to flourish and develop the oils that give them their spiciness.
In Calabria these chopped chillies in oil are added to just about everything…Pasta dishes and sauces, lentils, beans, fish, risottos, even a salad dressing! Sauté onions in the chilli oil instead of regular olive oil, make a spicy pesto…drizzle onto pizzas…
Chilli peppers, olive oil, natural flavours.
Casarecci di Calabria
Our new supplier in Calabria, Southern Italy is ‘Casarecci di Calabria’. We love both the taste of their superior quality products and their great packaging.
This family firm, established in 1998 is located in the Sila Mountains. Like many of our producers Casarecci di Calabria use old fashioned recipes to create old fashioned products, once the staples of any Southern Italian family and now sought after delicacies. Their entire range is produced without adding any preservatives or colours.