The sweet and smoky flavor of peperoncino(spicy pepper) from Salerno has a surprising fire felt all over the mouth.
The brilliant crimson, fresh peppers are mashed to a coarse paste, mixed with olive oil, and left to macerate for few months to develop the many layers of complex flavors.
This peperoncino is the perfect ingredient and complements many traditional dishes of Campania and Calabria in the south of Italy.
Try one of our serving suggestions below.
- Use as a condiment for grilled sausages and pork
- Use in marinating fish or meat before grilling
- Add a tablespoon to 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil for topping soups and pasta
hot peppers, olive oil, salt