Rizes Sweet Red Pepper and Aubergine Paste is a handmade product based on a recipe in which char-grilled sweet red peppers and charcoal grilled aubergines simmer in extra virgin olive oil and wine vinegar.
The peppers are charcoal grilled, peeled, seeded by hand and, after they are ground, they simmer for hours in pots together with the rest of the ingredients. Extra virgin olive oil is used in all recipes whose common characteristic is the unique smoked flavour of charcoal grilled pepper.
The paste is prepared during September and October when the peppers are ripe in Western Macedonia.
The extra virgin olive oil and the high degree of ingredient density, between 70% and 80%, make the paste special and brings out its taste and fragrance. Its ingredients and preparation is based on traditional and family recipes from Florina and Pella. It is 100% natural and handmade without preservatives and industrially processed ingredients.
The result is a paste with a rich taste of smoked pepper and aubergine and a hint of fresh and pleasant acidity.
- Ingredients: 55% char-grilled sweet red pepper, 34% char-grilled aubergine, extra virgin olive oil, wine vinegar, sea salt, sugar
- Handmade with no preservatives
- Origin: Krokos Kozanis, Greece
- Net weight: 200g
- Packaging: glass jar
Served as a dip, appetizer, bread spread, on a mezze platter or accompanying meat or fish.