Crushed red pepper , also known as red pepper flakes, are a condiment consisting of dried and crushed (as opposed to ground) red chili peppers. Crushed red pepper flakes are made from hot dried red peppers.
Crushed red pepper shakers have become as standard as salt and pepper on tables at Italian restaurants and especially pizza parlors in the United States. So common, in fact, are the red pepper flakes as a pizza ingredient that the spice is also known as "the pizza pepper".
Red pepper flakes are not made of one type of chili, but from various combinations of ancho, bell, cayenne and more. Often there is a high ratio of seeds, which intensifies the heat of the pepper.
Crushed red pepper flakes are used in pickling, chowders, gumbos, spaghetti sauce, pizza sauce and sausage. As chilis have become more popular the styles and varieties of peppers used to make crushed red pepper has also increased.
12-Ounce Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
12-Ounce crushed red pepper.
Used in restaurants and home gourmet cooking
Gustus Vitae Crushed Red Pepper Flakes, Non-GMO Seasoning,1.2 Ounce
by Gustus Vitae Condiments
Non-GMO. All natural: free from artificial colors and flavors.
Hand packed in California from local and imported ingredients.
Not irradiated or treated with EtO gas.
1.2 ounce (34 grams)
Use a dash to 1/8 tsp. in most recipes for 4 servings unless very hot food is desired. Increase to suit taste.
Use in curried dishes, creamed dishes, casseroles, barbecued beef or pork, salad dressings and chowders.
Use to season pizza, pot roast, beef stew and minestrone.
Packed in U.S.A.
Tone's Crushed Red Pepper can best be described as hot, red pepper flakes.
It is actually the dried fruit pod and seeds of a capsicum pepper.
Use in Italian, Asian and Mexican dishes.
Goes well in meatballs, cheese dips, chili and pizza.
Try it anywhere heat and a visual appearance is desired.
Turned out great, the fresh herbs and clean fresh ingredients were delicious. I did add a small clove of garlic. I prepared the mixture the day before and let marinate overnight then tossed with fresh made pasta and it turned out absolutely brilliant.