Of the wide variety of Capsicum annuum out there in the world, from the fiery ghost pepper to sweet bells, the Maras chile, also known as the Halaby, is hands down one of our favorites due to its versatile mild heat, and sweet and smoky finish. Normally grown in and around the north Syrian city of Aleppo, export from this area is currently not available due to the ongoing Syrian civil war. We are lucky to source this exact same varietal right across the border in Turkey, where it is sun dried and preserved with a little salt and sunflower oil to keep it supple and fresh. Sprinkle on steamed mussels and clams, over a platter of melon, or dust over your favorite egg dish each morning.
Source: Kahramanmaras, Turkey
Net Weight: 1 lb
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