Paprika comes from grinding milder chili peppers grown in specific regions of the world. Most of us are familiar with Hungarian paprika, but paprika comes from other countries, as well. Spain is another country known for its high quality paprika. Paprika is recognized by its bright red color and often used as a garnish or to color food items, but it also has a distinctive and pleasant flavor, which can range from mild to pungent, sweet to hot. Its color can range from bright orange to red to even a reddish brown. Its flavor is best brought out when heated.
There are many varieties of paprika, and here at Stuart’s, we carry 3 varieties: Spanish, Hungarian, and Smoked Spanish.
Spanish Paprika is known for its great vibrant color, which brightens up many dishes such as deviled eggs, potato and egg salads, pasta dishes, casseroles, fish, and chicken. It has a mild and sweet flavor.