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Giada De Laurentiis Puts Her Favorite Spicy Condiment In Everything
As a master of Italian cuisine, Giada De Laurentiis is all about the country's most delicious yet underrated ingredients, such as Calabrian chili paste from Southern Italy.
De Laurentiis prefers chili paste from the brand Tutto Calabria. She says this condiment is “the star of Italian cooking that makes everything spicy but absolutely delicious.”
With this spicy paste, a little goes a long way, and De Laurentiis advises home chefs to add it to dishes slowly and find out what level of spice you like the most.
Finding the paste at a grocery store is difficult, so try ordering a jar from Tutto Calabria's website, or look for it online or in person at specialty Italian food stores.
The chili paste, with complex smoky and fruity notes in addition to spice, can be mixed with your favorite olive oil or honey for a condiment that's more than the sum of its parts.
Tutto Calabria's product also works well in pasta, sandwiches, eggs, and marinades for chicken or fish. The special flavor of the Calabrian chilis makes this paste truly unique.