Bring the fiery bold flavors of Southern Italy to your everyday creations.
What Are Calabrian Peppers (Calabrian Chilies)?
Calabrian Peppers are chili peppers (capsicum annuum) that are grown and harvested in Calabria, Italy—a region of Southern Italy. With summers of sun and very little rain, the Mediterranean climate of this region is the perfect weather for growing these famous hot peppers. This climate along with the soil and other growing conditions of Calabria produce an exquisite chili pepper with a unique flavor profile and heat.
If you are wondering “How hot are Calabrian chili peppers?” keep in mind the heat level of this Italian pepper is hot—specifcally 25,000 to 40,000 SHU (Scoville Heat Units). That is about 10 times hotter than the famous jalapeño pepper! DeLallo Calabrian Peppers are packed in a tangy-sweet marinade of oil and vinegar, though, which tames the heat quite a bit.
An iconic part of Southern Italian cuisine, Calabrian Chili Peppers fall at about a medium in heat level, but they are more than just a standard hot pepper. Their heat does not overwhelm their truly delicious flavor. Bright, bold and almost fruity spicy, these Italian peppers add complexity to everyday dishes with their layered flavors of sweet, fruity, smoky and hot. This is what makes them an inspiring pantry staple and ingredient in pasta sauces, pizza, breakfast eggs, potatoes, roasted veggies, Italian-style dips, salads, dressings, crostini apps and more.
Calabrian Peppers - The Delallo Difference
Experts in all things Italian foods, DeLallo captures the heart of Southern Italian cuisine with this line of Calabrian chili pepper products. By using simple wholesome ingredients like quality olive oil and handpicked chili peppers, these products boast an authentic pepper flavor that truly shines in everything from leafy green salads to creamy dips to spicy pasta dishes.
Calabrian Peppers You Can Buy
Peppers are a spicy staple popular in Southern Italian cuisine. Chili peppers are bold and fiery while still boasting a tremendous pepper flavor. DeLallo Calabrian Chili Pepper products boast a natural heat and a bright vinegary bite, making them an incredible antipasto, but also gourmet ingredient for pasta dishes, pizzas, salads, sandwiches and more. The amount of heat they add is just right, so you don’t have to be a fiery food fan to love these peppers.
Ways To Use Calabrian Peppers (Calabrian Chilies)
If you love Calabrian Chili Peppers as much as we do, you are always looking for ways to add them to your creations. We won’t tell if you decide to snack on them straight from the jar, but they bring a spicy, slightly smoky flavor that makes them an awesome kitchen ingredient too. Feature Calabrian Chili Peppers whole as a garnish to salads and sandwiches, as a hot pepper crostini topping with creamy spreadable cheese or as a snackable antipasto. You can even chop them up and create a relish to dazzle sandwiches and paninis. Check out these fresh ideas for some chili pepper inspiration.
Best Recipe Ideas Using Calabrian Peppers
In a kitchen rut? Calabrian chili peppers are a fun and unique ingredient that can add a pop of color and flavor to so many of your favorite recipes. Convenient and ready to use straight from the jar, these Southern Italian peppers are marinated in a tangy olive oil and vinegar marinade with just the right amount of heat to give your recipes a kick without a scorching fiery presence. Add our Best Calabrian Pepper Recipes to your recipe box and revive your menu.