The sweet and smoky flavor of peperoncino (spicy pepper) from Salerno has a surprising fire that is felt all over the mouth.
Fresh, brilliant crimson peppers are mashed to a coarse paste, mixed with olive oil and left to macerate for few months to develop the many layers of complex flavors. This peperoncino is the perfect ingredient and complement to many traditional dishes of Campania and Calabria, in the south of Italy.
Lovely addition to pasta
If you want spice but to still maintain the flavor this works well. Towards the end, throw a tablespoon into your sauce and mix well, throw some pasta water in and the noodles and cook on high heat.