Peperoncino Chilli, Flakes
£3.00 – £12.40
The latest addition to Spice Mountain’s famous Chilli Corner, these wonderful chillies from Calabria in Italy’s deep south go straight into the starting line up! Chilli (peperoncino in Italian) is a vital ingredient in the food of Calabria, the best example being the spicy sausage N’duja which is very popular these days. On a heat level peperoncino would score a healthy 7, and they have a lovely taste of smoke and sunshine. These chilli flakes are an easy way to give a typically Calabrian (or indeed southern Italian) flavour to any dish, and they are a main ingredient in the famous Arrabbiata sauce when combined with garlic and herbs. They are often sprinkled on pizza, and like the whole peperoncini can be used to make chilli oil. Calabrian chilli can be used to give your curries a nice little twist, and another way is to sprinkle the flakes over garlic bread before popping it in the oven.