1st Quality Sweet Paprika (Pimenton Dulce) CHIQUILIN - NOVELDA (ALICANTE)
Smoked Sweet paprika is the latest spice to punch up all sorts of
dishes. The traditional Spanish product first started show-
ing up in Spanish restaurants, naturally, but now has found
its way into a variety of operations. In Extremadura, the
rustic western part of the country, ripe peppers are
gathered, set on wooden slats in long, covered, two-story
sheds, and oak fires are left smoldering underneath, on the lower level. Every day the peppers are stirred with a rake and after a week they are ready to be ground. Sweet, semi-sweet and spicy varieties are made.