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Aleppo Chilli Flakes - Pul Biber - 100g

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Did you know that Aleppo peppers are named after the city of Aleppo? If you didn't know already, the city of Aleppo is actually based in northern Syria, in the Middle East. Historically speaking, Aleppo formed a major part of the Silk Road where spices were traded for other goods. You can consider Aleppo pepper a traditional Middle Eastern spice.

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And smoked paprika (like pimentón de La Vera) is intensely smoky and earthy – significantly smokier than Aleppo. It can be the case they you might find fresh Aleppo peppers. Naturally, the best way to dry fresh Aleppo pepper would be using your kitchen oven. First, pre-heat your oven to the lowest possible setting. In the meantime, wash the Aleppo peppers and clean them thoroughly. I recommend wearing gloves for protection, just in case. Next, using a sharp knife cut the Aleppo peppers lengthwise. Korean gochugaru flakes (or another coarse seedless chilli flake) form the base of our Aleppo-style pepper flakes.Once the peppers are completely dry, you can store them, or ground them into a fine powder or crush them into flakes.Alternatively, you if you have a dehydrator at home, feel free to use it! Aleppo pepper recipes If you don’t have any suitable chile flakes to use instead of Aleppo pepper, why not grab that bottle of hot sauce? Or add a teaspoon of fragrant rose harissa paste for instant Middle Eastern flavour. It won’t have the same flavour as a teaspoon of Aleppo pepper, but I guarantee it will taste great. As its name suggests Aleppo pul biber originates in Syria, though most of the market supply currently comes from Turkey, which shares a similar climate, suited to chilli pepper cultivation.

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You can also use another type of chilli flake and adjust the spices. For example, if you use smoky chipotle flakes, you should omit the smoked paprika. And if your chilli flakes are very mild, add a pinch of cayenne pepper. Carefully wrap the feta in the vine leaves to make a neat parcel. Wrap with the remaining vine leaf to secure the parcel.

One of my favourite ways to use pul biber is to fry it with lots of finely chopped garlic, pepper and turmeric before tossing in some . A spritz of lemon over the top and you have a deeply flavourful, golden-hued meal in less than 10 minutes that you can serve with a crunchy baguette. There’s also the consistency to consider. You are adding a paste (which contains liquid) which can alter the overall recipe. Because of that, this is a better option for spicy soups, stews,and sauces where the paste can dilute. Hot sauce (recommended Sriracha) Red pepper flakes can contain a mix of chile peppers, dried and then crushed into small pieces – most often with the seeds included.

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