Pinsa Romana with Calabrian Peperoncini, Fior di Latte, Mushrooms
The Italian region of Calabria is famous for sprawling beaches with turquoise water, mountains, rolling hills, orange and lemon trees, yet it remains one of the least visited regions. Agriculture is strong in this area and the climate is perfect for growing beautiful spicy chilli peppers that feature in lots of the regional cuisine. They are delicious when used in pasta sauces, stews, used to top grilled cheese or as I've done here on top of our amazing hand-stretched pinsa romana pizza bases.
So here's a simple recipe using mushrooms, but they would be a great addition to any of your favourite pizza toppings.
Pinsa Romana with fior di latte, mushrooms and Calabrian Peperoncini Serves 3-4
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