This paprika is a unique product with the Denomination of Origin Protection, (D.O.P.). It has a bold smoky flavour with a hint of sweetness that will add flavor and depth to any dish.
Paprika is a spice made from ground, dried fruits of the chili pepper family of the genus Capsicum annuum. Although Paprika is often associated with Hungarian cuisine the chilies it is made from are native to the New World.
Spain and Portugal introduced Capsicum annuum to the Old World from the Americas. Spanish pimentón, as it is known there, is often smoked, giving it a unique earthy flavor. The seasoning is also used to add colour and flavour to many types of dishes in the cuisines of Turkey, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Hungary, Romania, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Morocco, and South Africa. Paprika is principally used to season and color rices, stews, and soups, such as goulash, and in the preparation of sausages as an ingredient that is mixed with meats and other spices.
In North America, paprika is frequently sprinkled on foods as a garnish, but the flavour is more effectively produced by heating it gently in oil.