My awesome organic CSA farmer Peter Paniccia of Pietro’s Coop comes bearing baskets full of wonderful produce. One of my very favorites is his hot peppers.
I just love the vibrant kick these peppers add to pretty much every dish I make. Here is a recipe where I actually manage to preserve these hot peppers so they will last me through the winter months. I use a spoonful of this is so many dishes from pastas, to sandwiches or in dips and so on.
Peter’s Hot Pepper Preserve
12 – 14 long hot peppers, seeded and chopped
2 heads of garlic, peeled and chopped
1 cup extra virgin olive oil
- Heat olive oil in a pan.
- Add garlic and sauté for a minute.
- Add the hot peppers and sauté on medium heat until the peppers soften.
- Allow the mixture to cool completely.
- Store in a glass jar and top it off with more extra virgin olive oil if needed.
- Use as needed.