Belazu Ingredient Company Roasted Pepper Tapenade
Although Belazu Ingredient Company calls this paste a tapenade, it doesn't have the concentrated salty flavor associated with most tapenades; it's also not made with olives and capers, the defining ingredients of classic French tapenades. Rather, Belazu's vibrant spread has a rich roasted pepper flavor (think mild bell peppers, not spicy chili peppers), with an extra sweet-umami basenote and buttery finish. Tomato paste, paprika and garlic complement the peppers and add savory dimension. The spread has visible bits of pepper pulp, but on the palate it has a silky, almost creamy consistency.
Belazu Ingredient Company Turkish Pepper Paste
This robust pepper paste, a variation on Turkish biber sosu, features a base of sun-dried tomatoes and peppers for amazing depth and earthiness. With a smooth, spreadable consistency like a tapenade, Belazu's product has a concentrated, complex pepper flavor and a slow-building mild spice. White wine and balsamic vinegars brighten and balance the peppers' and tomatoes' ripe sweetness, while a touch of savory garlic grounds the flavor without drawing too much attention to itself.
Ingredients: Grilled red peppers, rehydrated sun-dried tomatoes, sun-dried peppers, extra-virgin olive oil, sunflower oil, white wine vinegar, salt, garlic puree, sugar, smoked paprika, balsamic vinegar of Modena, mixed spices
Net Weight: 130 grams Place of Origin: England
Belazu Ingredient Company Smoked Chili Harissa
Belazu uses its earthy Rose Harissa as the base for this bold and fiery chili paste, which has the perfect amount of smokiness from the addition of chipotle peppers. It's earthy but not overwhelmingly smoky, so you can still savor the fruity depth of the other chilies. The harissa's spiciness is complemented by rich balsamic vinegar of Modena and dark muscovado sugar, which bring out the natural sweetness of the chilies without overpowering the paste. Bright cinnamon rounds out the harissa, which we sometimes treat as a complexly spiced chipotle paste.
Ingredients: Rose harissa (rehydrated paprika peppers, sunflower oil, garlic, salt, mixed spices, rose petals), fried diced onion (onions, sunflower oil), sunflower oil, balsamic vinegar of Modena (cooked grape must, wine vinegar), chipotle pepper flakes, harissa dry spice mix (paprika, garlic, cayenne pepper, cumin, sunflower oil), dark muscovado sugar, water, paprika flakes, sweet smoked paprika, salt, cinnamon powder, coriander powder, garlic puree, citric acid
Net Weight: 170 grams Place of Origin: England
Belazu Ingredient Company Apricot Harissa
Even people who can't handle too much spice will love this Apricot Harissa, which has permeating sweetness and light dried-fruit quality, backed by warming spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg and cumin. Whereas most versions of the popular North African condiment are fairly spicy, Belazu's product tempers chili's heat so it's just a mild, pleasant tingle on the palate.
Rehydrated chili peppers, soybean oil, garlic, salt, spices, rose petals, sunflower oil, dried apricots, rice flour, raisins, capers, balsamic vinegar of Modena, water, turmeric powder, citric acid, ginger, cumin, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, fennel, sweet paprika.
Net Weight: 170 grams
Place of Origin: England
Belazu Ingredient Company Rose Harissa
Made with dried rose petals, this aromatic harissa has an amazing depth of flavor, with an up-front warmth that builds gradually. The subtle rose flavor doesn't overpower but rather enhances the other ingredients, layering botanical notes with earthy spices and playing up the fruity and floral notes of the chili. Made with dried rose petals, this aromatic harissa has an amazing depth of flavor, with an up-front warmth that builds gradually. The subtle rose flavor doesn't overpower but rather enhances the other ingredients, layering botanical notes with earthy spices and playing up the fruity and floral notes of the chili.