Granulated Calabrian Chiles are rich, spicy, and warm, with some undertones that taste fruity. They have a Scoville Heat Unit rating of 20,000 to 40,000 SHU. That is quite hot and will lend a lot of spiciness to a dish.
Just a teaspoon of granulated Calabrian chiles can be made up of up to five to six chiles.
Calabrian chiles are tasty with meats of all kinds including beef and pork, but they are also delicious with some seafood as well. You might want to use Calabrian chiles with anchovies or capers, as the intense flavors are complemented nicely by this chile. The Calabrian is also excellent with a variety of cheese, mozzarella being a star example. Cheddar is good too, and it pairs nicely with swiss cheese also.
An unlikely partner for chiles comes with citrus fruit, as Calabrian chiles are high in vitamin c and have a compatible flavor with oranges, limes, and lemons. A spicy lemonade might be exactly what you need for your next party. Pair it with vodka and you’re absolutely set.