A hot chilli spread mellowed by eggplant and dried tomatoes.
Pietro Paolo's spreads will keep for 2 years unopened at room temperature. Once opened keep refrigerated and consume within 4 weeks. Make sure they are always covered by a thin film of oil (add some if necessary).
How to use
Tapenades can be used either cold or at room temperature. Never cook them or they will lose most of their flavour.
200g - Red chilli peppers, eggplant, dried tomatoes, garlic, mint, olive oil, sunflower oil, salt
- Use it on bruschetta with some soft goat or ewe cheese
- Mix it with some mayo and spread it on sandwiches or burgers
- Or with some yogurt and a bit of lemon juice and salt for a healthy dip for chips or crunchy vegetables
- Add a spoon to give a kick to any sauce
- Or to salad dressings
What about Pietro-Paolo
Home grown vegetables and traditional preservation techniques bring the unique taste of the remote region of Calabria
When Pietro Paolo left his birth land of Calabria he took with him a number of his mother’s vegetable preserves to help him fight home sickness. Once they were finished he decided he needed to learn how to make them himself. He planted a vegetable garden, using the seeds he had brought from Calabria and started preserving his produces following his mother’s recipes. As more people learned to love his preserves Pietro Paolo started the company "Lanterna di Diogene" in Rose, a small municipality in the Province of Cosenza. He initially started with a series of workshops but today the company has developed into a farm that grows its own vegetables, still from the seeds brought from Calabria.