Urfa Peppers is a Turkish chilli which comes from the town of Urfa in the south of Turkey. It is a big part of Turkish cuisine as they ten to use more chillies than pepper than the western world counterparts.
The preparation of Urfa peppers is what sets this chilli apart from any others in our range.When the red peppers are harvested, they are dried in direct sunlight which turns the chillies lovely deep burgundy color. Instead of letting them dry out completely the farmers cover the chillies at night with fabric to make them "sweat" which preserves some of the natural oils in the skin. This process is a type of fermentation similar to the the production of black tea. As a result, when the chillies are ground they retain a moist almost damp texture. The oil ensures the chillies dot get mouldy, but once open, it is a good idea to keep in the fridge.
Urfa Peppers is a Turkish chilli which comes from the town of Urfa in the south of Turkey. It is a big part of Turkish cuisine as they tend to use more chillies than pepper than the western world counterparts.
The preparation of Urfa peppers is what sets this chilli apart from any others in our range. When the red peppers are harvested, they are dried in direct sunlight which turns them a lovely deep burgundy colour. Instead of letting them dry out completely, the farmers cover the chillies at night with fabric to make them "sweat" which preserves some of the natural oils in the skin. This process is a type of fermentation similar to the production of black tea. As a result, when the chillies are ground they retain a moist almost damp texture. The oil ensures the chillies dot get mouldy, but once open it is a good idea to keep in the fridge.
The flavour of these chillies is spectacular with deep notes of chocolate and wine and a slow lingering heat with a hit of smokiness.
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Urfa chilli flakes without seeds
How to use:
Add directly to dishes or infuse in oil
Add to marinades or dips
mix with cumin seeds, sesames seeds and onion as a seasoning for meat dishes.
The fruity and acidic characteristics are perfect for garnishing salads or raw vegetables
The Urfa pepper is a chilli that can elevate any dish and is used like black pepper in everyday seasoning
Add to cold oil and warm on a low heat to make a delicious chilli oil
Add in the beginning of cooking to bloom and release its volatile oils or as a finishing seasoning after blooming in a warm pan
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