Have you tried… ALEPPO PEPPER?
As Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine continues to soar in popularity in the UK, so too do the ingredients used. We’ve noticed that more restaurants and recipes are using Aleppo pepper, also known as pul biber.
What is it? A dried and ground, dark red pepper named after the Syrian city of Aleppo where it’s grown, but it’s more commonly sourced from Turkey. It’s used in cooking and as a condiment in many dishes, including kebabs. What does it taste like? They have a milder, sweeter and slightly tangier flavour than other chilli flakes. They’re also aromatic and fruity rather than spicy. How do I use it? Sprinkled over Turkish eggs, in Middle Eastern inspired salads, or to season grilled meats. It can be used in any dish where you might use paprika. Where can I find it? You can buy Aleppo chilli flakes online at souschef.co.uk, ottolenghi.co.uk, amazon.co.uk and in specialist stores.