What is it about ?
This high-quality paprika is hand-smoked using traditional Hungarian know-how. Smoked paprika is a powerful spice with sweet, slightly bitter notes. Its smoking will bring originality to dishes giving almost a taste of mild chorizo. This sweet pepper is dried then reduced to powder, not spicy. Indeed, he has a score of 100 on the Scoville scale.
How to use sweet paprika in cooking ?
Smoked paprika can be used in all your savory preparations as long as you appreciate its smoky flavor. Its use is widespread in Spanish cuisine, especially Iberian cuisine: paella, tortilla, gazpacho as well as in all kinds of cold cuts such as chorizo. Unlike sweet paprika, smoked paprika is very strong in flavor and should be used sparingly. This spice goes very well with meats such as pork, poultry, duck. Its smoking will give a barbecue flavor to all preparations, whether based on rice, vegetables, fish or even eggs. Its very pronounced red color brings color to the dish while giving a spicy and smoky taste. As with sweet paprika, smoked paprika takes on a bitter taste when cooked for too long. It is better to add it at the end of cooking to take advantage of all its flavors.
The virtues of smoked paprika
Like sweet paprika, this spice is rich in vitamins (especially vitamin C), potassium and folic acid to fight fatigue and mild colds. It is effective in clearing the sinuses and cleaning the pores of the skin. Like almost all spices, it also has good digestive properties.