Paprika hot, made from peppers, is mostly used in Hungarian cooking. It is the preferred paprika in dishes such as goulash. It has a brown reddish colour much lighter than sweet paprika and is moderately hot. Due to its vibrant colour and full bodied flavour it is used in many European and Indian dishes. Labelled one of the most versatile and most used spices in the world. Paprika is used as an ingredient in numerous dishes throughout the world. It is principally used to season and color rices, stews, and soups, such as goulash, and in the preparation of sausages, mixed with meats and other spices. In the United States, paprika is frequently sprinkled raw on foods as a garnish, but the flavour is more pronounced when heated. It is also a main component in Mexican cuisine and used in Mexican Tex Mex spice mix.
Culinary Notes :
- Use to add flavour and colour casseroles, white cheeses, chili, egg dishes, marinades, rubs, salads, stews
Paprika is rich in vitamins and offers many health benefits. It has a good source of vitamin C and antioxidants. It enhances your health and improve your skin.
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Other names or spelling: Sweet Paprika, Kulonleges, Hungarian Noble Sweet, Capsicum annum