My New Favorite Condiment!!!

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!

calabrian chile paste

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?