Roasted Peppers (Florinis)

The Florina pepper (Greek: πιπεριά Φλωρίνης) is a pepper cultivated in the northern Greek region of Western Macedonia and specifically in the wider area of Florina; for which it is named. It has a deep red color, and is shaped like a cow's horn. Initially the pepper has a green color, ripening into red, after the 15th of August. The red pepper is known in Greece for its rich sweet flavor, used in various Greek dishes and is exported in various canned forms abroad, usually hand-stripped, keeping the natural scents of pepper and topped with extra virgin olive oil, salt and vinegar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The red peppers of Florina are usually roasted and stuffed with different combinations of foods, as rice, meat, shrimps and feta cheese. These sweet peppers are used in sauces, salads, pasta, meat recipes or mashed, creating a pâté with traditional recipes. They can also be dried, canned, frozen and pickled, usually garnishing Greek salads. They can be roasted, sliced and served as an appetizer, by adding olive oil, garlic and sea salt.

 

 

Roasted red peppers are a natural match for all sorts of cheeses, but especially the sour, briny kind like feta, and the naturally fermented cheeses such as galotyri and katiki. This recipe calls for accessible and tasty kasseri. The sweetness of the roasted peppers pairs beautifully with the tartness of this Greek cheeses. This dish comes from northern Greece, where Florina peppers are a regional signature. Long and horn-shaped, they are in season at the very end of summer and into early fall. Florina peppers are usually eaten roasted. You can find them jarred in brine or olive oil.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our products are consisted of 100% roasted grilled peppers, extra virgin olive oil, salt, vinegar. Hand-stripped to keep the natural scents of pepper. Handmade organic products, pasteurised without preservatives. Served hot or cold and can be used in pies, pasta sauces, salads, omelettes and toast. Alpha Omega Imports brings you 3 unique products with roasted peppers: 


Moustopiperia

Red genuine pepper stuffed peppers with cabbage, carrot, celery, garlic, vinegar and grape by grape 100% xinomavro opap a band. Handmade organic products, pasteurized without preservatives. Served cool, cut into strips or whole (hot) with extra virgin olive oil as an appetizer.

 

Filetopiperia

100% roasted grilled peppers, extra virgin olive oil, salt, vinegar. Hand-stripped to keep the natural scents of pepper. Handmade organic products, pasteurized without preservatives. Served hot or cold and can be used in pies, pasta sauces, salads, omelets and toast.

 

Paté Melitzanopiperia

Peppers, eggplant, grilled tomato, extra virgin olive oil, salt. Skinned hand to hold the flavors. Handmade organic products, pasteurized without preservatives. Served as an appetizer.

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