Take some gourmet stuffed cherry peppers, chop them up finely, and you have Fathead Peppers’ Gourmet Pepper Spread… well not exactly. Stuffed cherry peppers are usually made with prosciutto or salami, and this jarred spread has no meat in it. But the flavor is similar – hot cherry peppers, cheeses, oils and spices – it’s all there and then some. With heat!
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Ingredients: hot cherry peppers, artichokes, sharp provolone cheese, canola oil, red wine vinegar, olive oil, garlic oil, water, basil, garlic powder, sugar, calcium chloride, sodium benzoate
This fiery hot concoction has a huge amount of flavor. Think hoagie spread, only kicked up in both heat and flavor profiles. A big taste of vinegar starts the flavor train here, followed immediately by the hot cherry pepper heat – short lived, but lively – and the fresh garlic also brings on it’s own raw heat. The savory artichoke and sharp provolone cheese finish things up. This is a powerful, flavorful “Italian relish” if you will (yea, I just made that up).
Spread onto pizza, it’s a fiery garlicky condiment.
Smeared onto an Italian sub, it’s light years ahead of your basic hoagie spreads.
I love how the spread can soak into the rolls (yes, those are Amoroso rolls from Philly – we get them from Wawa stores).
Overall Rating: – 3 1/2 Stars for taste, heat and overall quality of the product. Pricing on this pint of spread kept the rating down below 4 stars. At $12 per pint, it’s a bit pricy for a condiment, but then again, stuffed peppers at your deli are usually priced at $10 – $12 per pound. They really are labor intensive to make.
Visit http://fatheadpeppers.net/ for this spread, as well as their other gourmet offerings – including:
- Meat Lover’s Cherry Peppers – A hot cherry pepper stuffed with Proscuitto and Sharp Provolone cheese.
- Veggie Lover’s Cherry Peppers – A hot cherry pepper stuffed with aged Sharp Provolone and Sundried Tomato.
- Gourmet Dressing – The same great dressing that the peppers sit in. Now it is it’s own gourmet product.
Disclaimer: We purchased this product for our own personal use and review purposes. No compensation was received. The thoughts and opinions expressed are our own.