Pepper has something to offer for every taste: noble sweet for everyone who prefers the gentle, fruity aroma of pepper and hot as rose for friends of the piquant spice. And the best thing about it: Both can be combined to your heart's content. If that's no reason to become a pepper fan.
- How does pepper taste?
- How do I season with pepper?
- What does peppers go with?
How does pepper taste?
The noble sweet variant tastes milder and softer than the rose-hot powder. The slightly sweet aroma is a bit reminiscent of dried tomatoes. Rose-hot peppers, on the other hand, have a pronounced spiciness. On the famous Scoville hotness scale, however, a rose-hot mixture only gets a value between 100 and 500 (compared to cayenne pepper with about 30,000 Scoville).
But there are other types of pepper powder:
- mild delicacy paprika, which is mainly used for tomato ketchup and other sauces.
- Semi-sweet pepper, whose name says it all.
- And smoked pepper - such as the “Paprika de la Vera” variety, the aroma of which is created by smoking over oak.
How do I season with pepper?
Noble sweet and hot peppers are highly aromatic and are suitable for cold dishes and warm dishes that have either a fruity or a piquant note. You can use smoked peppers like hot peppers. But be careful: If you heat the paprika powder too much, it will be bitter. Therefore, you should always add the spice to the pot in the last few minutes of the cooking time.
Would you rather be on the safe side and not have any lumps of spice in your great food? Then we recommend the old housewife trick with the broth: just mix some powder in warm broth or sauce and only then add it to the dish. In this way, the aroma is distributed evenly and there are guaranteed no lumps.
What does peppers go with?
The two varieties of hot and sweet paprika are among the spicy all-rounders in the kitchen. They taste particularly good with:
- Savory dips and spreads
- Eggplant, spring onions, carrots, pumpkin, radish, zucchini, onions
- Vegetable soup, stews
- Goulash, chicken pepper, shashlik
- Spicy party cakes
Country of origin: Spain
Remember: Our natural spice blends do not contain anti-caking agents and therefore may clump together. To avoid this, store them in the refrigerator.