Jun 17, 2007

Paprika Factiod

Paprika is a velvety red powder culinary seasoning made from finely ground dried peppers and mirrors the character of the pepper used.

The drying method also affects the paprika's flavor. Peppers dried in the sun maintain a pure, natural essence; those dried over a wood fire take on complex, smoky overtones.

Since paprika contains significant amounts of sugar, it must not be overheated, as the sugar will quickly turn bitter. Frying paprika powder in hot oil is therefore a critical procedure that must last no longer than a few seconds.

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