Smoked Paprika

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Smoked Paprika is a quite new spice. Smoked paprika is made by smoking with slow-burning oak wood, where the smoke flows out through grills in the base of the smoking house; milling is similar to that for normal paprika.

Smoked paprika has a distinctly smoky flavour with sweet, peppery and slightly bitter flavours beneath this smokiness.

Tip: if your dish has become bitter because you have added too much smoked paprika, add in some soured cream.

Further reading

  • Hemphill, I., Hemphill, K. (2014) The Spice and Herb Bible, Robert Rose. ISBN: 9780778804932.
  • Norman, J. (2015) Herbs & Spices: The Cook's Reference, DK Publishing. ISBN: 9781465435989.