Long days of sunshine and rich fertile soil. The winning combination in Asti that makes prized red peppers grow in abundance.
Our favourite variety is the famously square Quadrato d’Asti Rosso, so naturally it’s the one we use for our Roasted Pepper Pesto. We always wait patiently to pick them until they’re just ripe and marvellously red.
In the kitchen, we slowly roast them with sweet yellow peppers, and add fresh basil, cheese and garlic. Try it with fusilli and chicken, stuffed peppers, juicy baked meatballs and more.