De-Stemmed Aji Paprika Chiles
The aji paprika chile is a large, cone-shaped chile that has a very mild heat. These convenient De-Stemmed Aji Paprika Chiles are perfect for adding color and earthy flavor without much spice.
Rinse lightly and soak in hot water for 10 minutes to rehydrate, or add to recipe with at least 10 minutes of cooking time.
Storage & handling
Store in a cool, dry place.
The Aji Paprika Chile is the pepper that is most commonly used to make the ground spice "paprika" that is often used as a garnish on deviled eggs or hummus. A large, red chile that is native of Hungary, it provides great visual interest to a dish as well as a slight red pepper flavor. While Hungary boldly claims this pepper, the Turks originally brought it to their country in the 16th century. It is now widely used is countries across Eastern Europe, Africa and the Americas.
The Aji Paprika chile is a bit unlike other chile peppers - it is incredibly mild and valued more for its color and flavor than for its heat. In this recipe, our de-stemmed Aji Paprika Chile plays beautifully off the savory flavors of garlic and onion.