Crushed Red Pepper
Crushed Red Peppers are the spicy, red firecrackers that are native to the cuisine of southern Italy and add vibrant color and heat to any dish.
Ready to use. Add to taste.
Storage & handling
Store in cool, dry place
Red chile peppers.
While originally from the Americas, red chile peppers have found a place to thrive in the southern region of Italy. The chile pepper (or peperoncino) is celebrated in every home, usually drying in the sun of their kitchens as decoration, just waiting to be incorporated into a recipe. The spicy, peppery essence of these chiles complements the deep tomato and olive oil flavors of Mediterranean cuisine perfectly.
We make our Crushed Red Peppers from the Capsicum frutenscens chile pepper, a small red chile with a moderate to spicy heat.
This sweet, fennel-flecked Italian sausage has a subtle, authentic anise flavor, and the recipe is easy to customize — just use more crushed red pepper to amp up the heat. After a lengthy time in the refrigerator, use it to top pizza or brown it up to use as the base for pasta sauce.