Smoked Spanish Sweet Paprika
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This popular ground pimenton’s true Spanish name is Pimenton De La Vera, dulce. These sweet red peppers, indigenous to Spain, are dried over an oak burning fire for weeks to produce a sweet, smoky flavor. The popularity of this paprika seems to be growing rapidly among chefs today and is used commonly in Spanish, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine.Because paprika contains a lot of sugar, it's important not to overheat it as it may become bitter.
Used in dishes with chickpeas, spinach, potatoes, stews and beans, this adds just the right amount of smoky sweet flavor and great color. Try using it on beef, chicken, pork, fish, vegetables, potatoes, in chili powder or barbecue rubs.