Equagold Premium Sweet Paprika 50g
Premium Sweet Paprika Spice is imported from Spain. The Spanish grades of pimentÌ_n are dolce (sweet), agridulce (semi sweet) and picante (hot). It is a ground spice made from dried red fruits of the larger and sweeter varieties of the plant Capsicum annuum
Like all capsicums, the paprika varieties are native to South America. Originally a tropical plant, it can now grow in cooler climates. In Europe Hungary and Spain are the two main centres for growing paprika peppers, though these varieties have evolved into much milder forms than their tropical ancestors.
Many Spanish, Portuguese and Turkish recipes use paprika for soups, stews, casseroles and vegetables. In India paprika is sometimes used in tandoori chicken, to give the characteristic red colour. Paprika is an emulsifier, temporarily bonding with oil and vinegar to make a smooth mixture for a salad dressing.
Tips for using Premium Sweet Paprika Spice
- Stir into flour and use to dust chicken and other meats.
- Paprika is often used as a garnish, sprinkled on eggs, hors d‰۪ouvres and salads for colour.
- It spices and colour homemade cheeses and cheese spreads
- Use in marinades