Kirmizi Biber (Translation: Red Pepper)

by Hot Juan on August 11, 2011 · 0 comments

in General Information, Product Reviews

I picked up a packet of Kirmizi Biber from The Chilli Pepper Company while at the West Dean Chilli Fiesta, I have come across this on my travels, but not in the UK before. I remember it as a condiment we would sprinkle on our food to add a bit more local colour, a few bags from the local food market made it back to the UK in our luggage, but this is a bit of a distant memory of a trip to Turkey (well before the kids, so that is at least 17 years ago more likely 20 years).

The Chilli Pepper Company - Kirmizi Biber

The Chilli Pepper Company - Kirmizi Biber

So what is Kirmizi Biber, well its is a mix of Hot and Sweet peppers that have been salted and dried then roughly ground into flakes which are then rubbed with olive oil and then roasted until they start to blacken. the taste starts salty and then warms you gently the flavour is a rich mix of peppers intensified by the drying and roasting.

This is really great stuff to have about in the kitchen, sprinkle some on dips before serving, on scrambled eggs it is divine, a few teaspoons on the skin of a chicken before roasting,  this is the condiment of a 101 uses.

You can get your own packet from The Chilli Pepper Company

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