Basque Piperade with Espelette Pepper
Basque piperade with espelette pepper is the authentic taste of Basque cuisine in a jar. It’s made with green peppers, tomatoes and onions to reflect the colours of the Basque flag.
To enjoy the piperade in true Basque fashion, heat through and serve with pan fried Bayonne ham – but thick slices of any cured ham will do! It’s also popularly served with a beaten egg stirred through the piperade towards the end of cooking.
Maison Arostéguy is a Basque institution. The Arostéguy family opened a unique grocery store in Biarritz in 1875, importing goods from all over the world. In the 1930s, their reputation for high-quality products even attracted famous musicians and actors. Photographs and keepsakes are still on display in the store today.
As a family of spice grinders, they also created their own spice blends. Current owner, Pierre Arostéguy, travels the globe looking for inspiration and rare ingredients. He is also passionate about promoting his native Basque food culture. Pierre sums up Maison Arostéguy’s philosophy with the following phrase: ‘For us, no table is good without generosity, creativity & conviviality’.
Ingredients: tomatoes (59%), peppers (16%), onions (14%), sugar, vegetable oils (sunflower, olive), salt, corn flour, garlic, thyme, pepper, espelette pepper PDO.