Although packaged in an eye-catching wrapper, this mix of selected sun-ripened vegetables is actually not as ferociously hot as it appears. A nicely balanced peperoncino heat is secondary to an explosion of delicious flavor. This sauce is made of Calabrian chile peppers, eggplant, pepperoni, celery, artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes, and wood mushrooms in olive oil. Based on a recipe from Magnifici del Mezzogiorno, this wonderful spread can be added to a sauce to give it some kick, used on a sandwich, or spread over seafood, meats, pizzas, and vegetable preparations. All ingredients are grown on small farms in Calabria, Italy.
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