Storage and shelf life
Store smoked paprika in a cool, dry, airtight container, away from the sunlight and heat.
Smoked paprika, when stored properly, will retain flavor and potency for up to 1 year.
Shipping and delivery
The product is available for delivery and pick up from our store in de Pijp.
The product is delivered in recycled paper bags.
This product contains no known allergens.
How to use
When using smoked paprika, a little goes a long way with this spice and the smokiness can sometimes get a little overpowering if you use too much. When experimenting with it in a new dish, start off with a half teaspoon and work your way up from there. The real draw with this spice is the smoky quality. Even just a little bit adds an incredibly seductive smokey flavor and aroma to any dish. Be careful when heating paprika, it can burn pretty easily. Cook it with a little olive oil over a low heat to prevent it from sticking and blackening.
Traditionally, it’s used in making chorizo sausage ( it’s red color comes from the use of smoked paprika) and many paella recipes. We also like it in stews, with potatoes, in dry rubs for any meat, and in egg dishes (deviled eggs). Try it in a yogurt sauce for roasted vegetables and add a smokey flavor to your barbeque sauce. For a fun summer treat, mix smoked paprika, salt, and a little vanilla into butter and spread on corn on the cob before grilling
Potatoes, rice, meat, vegetables, seafood, beans, chickpeas, spinach, eggs, yogurt, almonds
Other interesting information
Our famous Spanish smoked paprika is from La Vera, which is located in Cáceres, Extremadura, southwest of Madrid. La Vera is warm and dry in the summer, which makes it perfect for growing peppers. Pimentón de la Vera has a distinctly smoky flavor that comes from the process of smoke-drying the peppers with huge amounts of oak wood in the drying houses. Compared side-by-side with other paprika’s, the aroma of the Pimenton de la Vera is so intense that it makes the scent of other products seem bland and insignificant. It is even distinguished as a food with the Protected Denomination of Origin and it has been produced the same way for hundreds of years.
Paprika is particularly rich in vitamin A, vitamin B6, and beta-carotene, which can help maintain healthy skin. Paprika also has high levels of potassium, which can help to increase blood flow and reduce blood pressure. Also rich in copper, iron, and vitamin E, paprika can help to increase new red blood cell formation.