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Charcoal-Grilled Sweet Red Pepper Sauce with Onion
“rizes” (meaning “roots”) has sprung out of deep love for tasty Greek food products made with the best raw materials. The choice of the name has not been an arbitrary one. It vests this undertaking with a double symbolism but points to a single direction, that of return. Return to the roots of the Greek land, to our agricultural wealth, to our Greek agricultural products of exceptional quality & exquisite taste. Return to the roots of Greek cuisine, which is a pillar of the Mediterranean diet.
Here they create great density pastes & sauces with sweet red (Florina) pepper as their main ingredient. They are prepared during September & October when the peppers are ripe in Western Macedonia. The peppers are charcoal-grilled, peeled, seeded by hand & after they are ground, they simmer for hours in pots together with the rest of the ingredients. Extra virgin olive oil is used in all their recipes whose common characteristic is the unique smoked flavour of charcoal-grilled pepper. The high degree of ingredient density, between 70% & 80%, makes the spreads special & brings out their taste & fragrance. Their ingredients & their preparation are based on traditional & family recipes from Florina & Pella.
The ingredient that makes the difference in this rich sauce is the onion. The region of Western Macedonia is famous for its onions of exceptional sweetness & quality. Mixed with the rest of the vegetables – sweet red (Florina) pepper, eggplant, tomato & garlic – they simmer in extra virgin olive oil, wine vinegar & black pepper. The result is a classic Mediterranean sauce. Serve as a dip, appetizer, bread spread, meat or main course sauce.
Let’s taste our delicious “roots” (rizes)…