Whole Calabrian Chiles
Calabrian Chiles are a chile that originates in Calabria, Italy. These spicy, red firecrackers are native to south Mediterranean cuisine and are ideal for adding color and medium-spicy heat to any dish.
For maximum flavor dry toast chiles in a hot skillet until fragrant or in a 350° oven until puffy and fragrant. Rinse chiles and soak in hot water for 10 minutes to rehydrate or add to recipe that will cook for at least 10 minutes.
Storage & handling
Store in a cool, dry place.
Spicy Crushed Calabrian Chiles are at the center of flavor in these vegetarian meatballs. This is a classic dish in Calabria, Italy and makes a unique appetizer. For more kick heat the tomato sauce with a few extra Crushed Calabrian Chiles.