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Studying different culinary terms, learning and practicing recipes all the time. I am very passionate about food and family. I cook at work and at home.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Paprika

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
Paprika is a fine red powdered spice made from grinding a very mild variety of sweet red pepper pods. Paprika can be anywhere from a mild spice to pungent, it can fairly sweet with a slight hint of bitterness, but not very hot. Makes a very nice garnish and it intensifies the beauty of lightly colored cream sauces. This spice also is used in a large variety of dishes, including vegetables, mustards, salad dressings and ketchup.
In the Spanish culture the peppers are first smoked, then dried calling it Smoked Paprika  (one of my favorite spices). Paprika is very 
popular with the Hungarian cuisine but is used widely all over the world.
Store paprika in a cool, dark place, in an air tight container. If it begins to turn brown and loses its smell and flavor, then it's time to replace it.