Spicy Salami Spread (Nduja) – Almost Instant Soft Serve Salami

I’m not saying this spicy salami spread is as good as traditional nduja, but I am saying this takes about 3 months less time to make, and still delivers...
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I’m not saying this spicy salami spread is as good as traditional
nduja, but I am saying this takes about 3 months less time to make, and still
delivers most of the characteristics that make this Calabrian delicacy so
amazing. And just in case you’re not familiar with nduja, a few of those
characteristics are a rich, spicy, super-savory flavor, and soft, luxurious
texture.

Finding some decent salami to use should be simple enough,
but depending on where you live, the oil-packed Calabrian chilies may not be as
easy to acquire. Any decent Italian market will carry them, so ask your
Calabrian friends where they shop, but if that doesn’t work, you can find them online
as well. Or, you could use another spicy, jarred pepper product like Sambal, or
simply use fresh hot chilies like Fresno, or cherry peppers. If it’s spicy, and
it’s a pepper, it will work.

You can substitute bacon for the pancetta, but since bacon
is smoked, your final product will taste significantly different. Not bad, just
different. In any event, the wonderful ways you can use this are extensive. I
gave a few ideas in the video, but other highly recommended uses include adding
it to pasta sauces, salad dressings, ravioli fillings, and even as a pizza
topping.

Having said that, this stuff is so unique, and delicious,
your guests might not leave you with much to experiment with, which is fine,
since this is so fast and easy to produce. So, with peak entertaining season
right in front of us, I really do hope you give this a try soon. Enjoy!

Ingredients for about 2 cups Spicy Salami Spread (Nduja):

4 ounces sliced or diced pancetta, cooked, fat reserved

1/3 cup seeded hot Calabrian peppers

3 tablespoons Calabrian pepper oil from the jar

12 ounces sliced salami

1/4 room temp butter

2 or 3 tablespoons olive oil, or as needed to adjust the
texture to your liking

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