Chili peppers from Salento
The hot peppers are cultivated in open field between the
end of May and the beginning of June. The picking, between
August and October, requires more steps because of the
peculiarities of this plant.
The Mara preserve is one of the oldest, most sought after and renowned specialties of Salento. It is a preserve prepared with tomatoes, peppers, onions, basil, which are processed and boiled for a long time, after which they are put in pots and placed in the sun. A long and laborious process for a one-of-a-kind product that is essential not to be lost.
This recipe is a poetry. Coming from an ancient tradition,
this conserve has become year by year a luxury and a dainty
mouthful. Its preparation requires long time and great care,
so we can say that love and patience are its main ingredients.
This hot conserve is one of the most important recipes of
our territory; we are working hard to safeguard it not only
because it speaks about our grandmothers’ rural life but
also because it’s important to hand these specialties down
to the new generation, for the future. 1/3 of peppers, 2/3 of
tomatoes, onion, fresh basil are boiled together and cooked
till to obtain a thick sauce. Then it is put in small containers
(in order to facilitate its cooling) and laid in the sun to drain
all the water in excess and to permit the condensation. During
the day it lays in the strong sun, in the night it stays in places
with no humidity. This operation needs to be done more times
and for a lot of days. When it is ready, it is kneaded by hand
adding some extra-fine-olive-oil and put into sterilized jars.
To produce 500 Gr. of this conserve, we need 100 Kg of fresh
product. If you really want to taste our Salento savors, start
The point of a knife is enough to flavor and enrich every kind of
dish: it can be spread on durum wheat bread or on meat; also
excellent on pasta and with legumes. It is hot but also very
tasty. This recipe was handed us down by our grandmothers:
in it there’s not only the taste of our sun but also all their
love, all their patience and all their care in preparing delicious
Very sweet and small, these are the courgettes that the Apulian farmers send us every year to give life to this irresistible cream that smells of Puglia like never before. A lemon tear does the rest, giving the right counterpoint to a symphony of flavors that will not leave any of your guests indifferent.
From the marriage of love between the best Apulian red onions and the excellent Negroamaro wine, an excellent product that naturally speaks Apulian. Two extraordinary Apulian flavors ready to give the palate a moment of real pleasure.
Deliciously savory and rustic, the wild "paparine" are spontaneous herbs typical of Puglia. Coming from the poppy plant, they abound in the Apulian fields in spring and are very popular with everyone, young and old. Their collection, as well as their preparation and cooking, require a little patience. That's why we have decided to make them available to everyone and to shorten the time
A rich and creamy pate of Celline olives, perfect for a tasty snack between meals, for a friselline-based party or as a base for a gourmet sandwich instead of the more classic mayonnaise. Good and healthy, it is prepared from the best Apulian Celline olives with the addition of a tear of extra virgin olive oil, also the superlative fruit of our land.
The hot pepper is a great classic of Apulian cuisine as well as of the Mediterranean diet. We offer it in the best Apulian extra virgin olive oil, ready to taste according to your imagination.
A few fragrant myrtle leaves and a shower of the most fleshy and ripe Leccine olives for a product that you will no longer want to miss in your pantry. One leads to another, just like cherries: a specialty that the Apulian farmers have been handed down for generations and that we like to offer also to our loyal customers.
Delicious Apulian artichokes, very sweet and fleshy, ready to take on new life and turn into a captivating pate, made original and witty by a note of lemon and a tear of the best Apulian extra virgin olive oil. Health, originality, flavor, authenticity. All the Puglia you want ready to taste according to your imagination.
A delicious fish sauce based on sea bass and fresh tomato, very fragrant of the sea and healthy for the whole family. 41% of sea bass, while the normal sauces you find around do not even reach 7%.
The artichokes grilled in extra virgin olive oil are tasty and delicious vegetables that, a few hours from the harvest, are processed with artisanal techniques and transformed into preserves
This sort of tomato is cultivated in open field in our farm
from April to May. Tomatoes are picked by hand in the
months of July and August and are treated in an artisanal
art from fresh. To buy the smallest bottle passed 420gr from € 2.20 to € 2.08
We cultivate the zucchini in open field in the month of April
and we pick them up by hand in June and July. Then they are
washed, selected, cut into slice with all the peel, salted and
desiccated on frames in the sun for 3-4 days.
A small terracotta bowl, perfect for serving appetizers, snacks, vegetable rolls, black olives, lampascioni or more. Available in the light or dark glazed variant, to match the rest of the Fratelli Colì tableware. Width 9 cm.