One can’t imagine the food of Spain without the flavor of Pimentón, a smoked paprika made from sweet varietals of the Capsicum annum that were first introduced to Spain and Portugal by explorers returning from Mexico in the 1500s. Spice Tribe’s Pimentón de la Vera is DOC* regulated, and produced in the traditional way by slowly smoking the peppers over oak coals for 15 days. Once dried to a maximum 15% moisture content, the peppers are then ground into a ruby red powder that is sweet with slight hint of heat and even reputed to have antioxidant benefits. Pimentón is an essential ingredient (along with saffron) in Valencia’s famous dish, Paella Valenciana. It is also perfect for adding into your favorite BBQ rub, or blending with parsely, cilantro and Spice Tribe’s Wild Black Cumin to make chermoula, a Moroccan-style salsa verde delicious on fish, chicken and grilled meats. We can’t wait to hear about the imaginative dishes you make with this gem.
Source: Extremadura, Spain
Net Weight: 4 oz
Our single-origin spices are sourced directly from small farms around the world to highlight the unique terroir of each spice while improving the livelihood of the farmers that grow them.
*Protected Domination of Origin