About Paprika, Smoked Hot
Paprika is made by first drying and then grinding Red Peppers (Pimientos) into a fine powder. The unique flavor of Smoked Paprika is created by drying them in an oak wood oven. The hot (Picante) quality is derived from a rounded type of Pimiento that has a spicy intensity. Originating in Southern Mexico, the plant used to produce Paprika was brought by Spaniards to Hungary where it has become an essential ingredient in both Hungarian and Spanish cuisines.
Paprika lends a rich reddish color to your favorite dishes, and is recommended as a flavoring in sauces and soups. It is also a delicious complement to meat and poultry stews, egg dishes, steamed vegetables and rice dishes.
Add directly to recipes as called for, or sprinkle over foods to flavor and garnish.