So I recently discovered a new condiment and I am ADDICTED with a capital ADDICTED. So much so that Jeff asked me if I plan to put it in everything I cook!
What is it? Calabrian Chile Paste! It is made by crushing Calabrian peperoncino (dried peppers) with olive oil.
It has a kick, but in a great way. And it is a terrific flavor enhancer.
So far I’ve used it in Pasta with Vodka Cream Sauce, Baked Shrimp Scampi and as part of a sandwich spread mixed with mayonnaise and orange marmalade. But trust me, those recipes are just the beginning a beautiful friendship!
Unfortunately I haven’t been able to find it locally YET; however I’m working on Dan at The Kitchen Shoppe! For now, the best deal I’ve found is online at Nordstrom’s and the best part – free shipping!
If you love spicy foods, you’ve got to give it a try! And if you’re not a big fan of spicy, a little bit will boost the flavor of ho-hum recipes.
What’s your favorite condiment?