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Spice it Up! Add Crushed Red Pepper to Italian Food

Posted by Joe On September 13th

Crushed Red Pepper

This is the 13th of 14 MUST HAVE Ingredients for Amazing Italian Food
which can be downloaded from our free eBook library.

Found table-side, crushed red pepper flakes give every guest at Rosedale’s the chance to “spice it up”. Although crushed cherry peppers are also available with our dishes, red pepper flakes are always a most popular.

A dash of red pepper flakes in our Amatriciana sauce gives it the kick that makes it stand out. It can also add a delicious spice to the marinara served with your calamari or a fra diavolo sauce for your seafood pescatore dish.

Many a pizza has been dashed with red pepper flakes to add a little extra spice. However, if you really want to tingle the lips and look for your beverage, try adding a little red pepper while sauteing. The heat and oil will release all the punch these little flakes have to offer.

This is another classic Italian ingredient that’s both good and good for you! There are many health benefits you can gain from crushed red pepper.

Rosedale Brick Oven36It’s been proven that these little flakes of spicy goodness have:

  • Antioxidant effects
  • Anti-inflammation properties
  • Metabolism boosters
  • Ability to reduce the risk of stroke
  • Immunity boosters

Eating something spicy is also a great way to relieve congestion. So, the next time you’re enjoying your favorite Italian dish, turn up the heat!

14 Must Have Ingredients for Amazing Italian FoodInterested in learning about 13 other ‘must have ingredients’ for creating amazing Italian food? Download our free eBook. →

We love sharing our passion for fresh, authentic Italian food and we hope you join us some night to experience it for yourself. We’re also opening another Italian restaurant in Coral Springs, Florida, so if you reside there or if you’re visiting, we’d love to see meet you!

Call (239) 325-9653 if you’d like to come join us for an outstanding lunch or dinner!


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