BD15 Chiquilin Spanish Paprika - Smoked
Chiquilin Spanish Paprika - Smoked
75 g/2.64 oz tin
Smoked Paprika is the typical rich and complex Spanish pepper spice with smokey overtones and will release its unique flavor particularly well in paella, beef and lamb dishes or on the grill and roasted vegetables.
Smoking is done in the traditional La Vera style, dehydrating the mature fruit in a smokehouse with oak firewood. This process must be slow, with a duration of about 15 days, to ensure a maximum moisture content of 15 percent at the end of drying. Drying the peppers this way gives the product a light smoky flavor, an unmistakable aroma, and a color stability that doesn’t deteriorate in cured sausages with the passage of time.
Once dry, the stems are removed and the peppers are ground in a mill. Workers have to ensure the peppers don’t get any hotter than about 120 degrees Fahrenheit during this whole process, or else the smokiness, taste, color and scent of the paprika will be ruined. The ground powder is then quality-certified according to Protected Designation of Origin guidelines (ensuring it was made in the traditional way), packaged and shipped out for sale.
Note: You'll notice an increase in the price of some of our DEALS this year. This is due to the drastic increase in my wholesale costs including freight, inflationary costs in Spain (including olive oil) and the high cost of shipping in the US. As always, we attempt to keep these increases at a minimum.