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.
Turkish Pepper Paste is balanced enough to use uncooked, such as in a vinaigrette or citronette tossed with leafy greens or blanched veggies. It's frequently used as part of a marinade for grilled meats—or for a vegetarian twist, slather it on a whole head of cauliflower before roasting. Swirl it into a creamy base, like yogurt or sour cream, or use a spoonful in a homemade aioli. The vibrant flavor also tastes great with eggs, either as condiment or beaten into a scramble. Try adding a spoonful to your yolks if making deviled eggs for a party.
Net Weight: 130 grams
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
Place of Origin: England