Thursday, November 15, 2012

Chilli Pepper Gifts

chilli pepper tapas bowl
Sometimes when something jumps out at you have to have it and this is what happened the first time we saw these Spanish chilli pepper ceramics being painted. Chilli pepper ceramics are different purely through their striking simplicity, indeed this design only three colours - Spanish yellow, chilli red and forest green, the result is something quite unique boasting a vibrancy every chilli enthusiast will love.

Spanish chilli pepper gift setThe chilli design, as with all other Spanish ceramics in the range are painted by hand, look close enough and you will even notice the brush strokes and the fact that every chilli pepper is a slightly different shape making the pieces in this range as unique as they come. To begin with we have introduced a range of chilli related salsa dipping bowls and tapas servers as well as a few pots and storage solutions for the kitchen ideal for keeping your dried chilli peppers, chilli pepper seeds and more, for those who like to make a fiery hot chilli salsa you can even have a pestle and mortar in the same design for bashing up all those essential ingredients.

No selection of Spanish ceramics would be complete without a couple of unique collections using complimentary pieces to create the ideal gift for, in this case the chilli lover which is why you can choose from chilli ceramic kitchen sets and salsa dipping sets. The chilli painted range does not stop there however, we know that if you like chilli's then the chances are you like to grow your own too which is why in the near future we are introducing a range of planters and chilli growing pots painted in the same design. If you are looking for a great gift idea for the chilli pepper enthusiast or want to brighten up your current range of Spanish ceramics then consider the Spanish reds and yellows of this very simple yet unique range and with new pieces being introduced all the time there is always something to add in the future!

Recipe for Chilli Pepper Salsa

You will need: 

6 - 8 medium ripe vine tomatoes
Garlic (amount depending on preference)
1 - 2 Chilli peppers
Olive oil
salt to taste
1 tbsp of sugar

Method 

1. Chop the tomatoes and then blend until they become a liquid. Transfer tomatoes to a pan, add the salt and cook for roughly 20 minutes. 

2. Meanwhile, remove the seeds from the the chilli peppers (optional) and dice then chop the garlic. 

3. In a frying pan, add a little olive oil, the garlic and the chilli. Allow to cook gently until the garlic begins to brown.

4. After about 20 minutes of cooking the tomatoes, almost all of the liquid should have evaporated and you will be left with a thick sauce. If necessary, cook a little longer. 

5. When you have a thick salsa, turn the heat right down and add the sugar to the tomatoes. 

6. Add the cooked garlic and peppers to your tomatoes and heat gently.
 
7. Serve in your chilli bowls adding a little olive oil to the salsa.

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