Mercatino ~ Italian Spices

Positano Pasta
Zucchini and garden fresh herbs are the secret ingredients in our Positano Pasta. Soak the zucchini in a ¼ cup of water or white wine for 5 minutes. Meanwhile warm the olive oil in a sauté pan and add the Positano herb mix. When the pasta is al dente add the cooked pasta to the pan of ingredients and stir. Our Positano Pasta brings the flavor of summer to your table all year long.
Risotto al Limone
Creamy lemon risotto is made easy with the coveted sfusato lemons and Italian rice. In minutes, mix, simmer and serve. Serve our Risotto al Limone with a garnish of lemon oil and taste the flavor of the Amalfi Coast in your kitchen.
Olives, sun dried tomatoes, capers and garlic are the secret ingredients for Puttanesca. Soak the dried ingredients in a ¼ cup of water or white wine for 5 minutes. In the meantime warm olive oil and garlic in a sauté pan and add the Puttanesca herbs to the pan. When the pasta is al dente, drain, add it to the pan and mix. Instantly the flavors of Italian Puttanesca fill your kitchen!
Sun Dried Tomatoes
Where would pizza, pasta and sauces be without the tomato! Tomatoes in Italy are used in abundance and are the base in so many Neapolitan recipes. Grown in volcanic soil and sun dried to perfection, our Sun Dried Tomatoes are sweet, delicious and available all year long. Drop them in warm water for 10 to 15 minutes, remove, let dry and serve with olive oil, sea salt and basil.
Our Italian oregano is a key ingredient found in every Italian kitchen. Sprinkled on focaccia , bruschetta, in tomato sauces, on pizza and meats, oregano is an Italian herb used in abundance. It is derived from the Greek word origanon, literally translating to mountain of joy.
Red Chili Peppers
A staple in Neapolitan cooking, spicy hot chili peppers add a kick to antipasto, sauces, pasta, meats, pizza and even chocolate.
Olive Oils