120-140 Asta Paprika
Paprika is a spice that is made by drying and grinding a sweet red pepper closely related to pimentos. This versatile spice provides a highly concentrated flavor and red coloring capability to foods.
Ready to use. Add to taste.
Storage & handling
Store in a dry, cool place.
Although popular today in many parts of the Americas, Central and Eastern Europe, Paprika was first produced in Spain in the 16th century, after pepper explorers brought back pepper plants from the Americas. The spice ranges in color, aroma and flavor, depending upon where and from what type of pepper it is produced. Hungary produces eight different grades of paprika, which vary in color from orange or light brown to deep, dark red, and in flavor from pungent and spicy to sweet and mild. Paprika from Spain, which is generally mellower than its Hungarian counterparts, is available in three versions, mild, moderately spicy and very spicy. Our Paprika has a rich, sweet flavor, but no heat. It is rich in vitamins A, E, B6 and C.
Paprika is a key ingredient in several iconic dishes of Central and Eastern Europe. Spanish "patatas bravas," or "spicy potatoes," are a traditional tapas dish made with a spicy paprika sauce. Paprika also provides the color and flavor for one of the national dishes of Hungary, "goulash," a flavorful meat stew. In the United States, paprika is often used as a garnish, sprinkled on top of dishes such as deviled eggs to impart color and subtle flavor. However, its flavor becomes more vibrant when gently heated in oil.
Our 120-140 Asta Paprika makes this spicy-sweet, smoky patatas bravas a quintessential Spanish dish. Potatoes are cloaked in a paprika-spiked, tomato-based "sauce" before transferred to the oven to cook until caramelized.