Have you tried… ALEPPO PEP­PER?

BBC Good Food - - Inside -

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.

Anna Law­son

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