Aleppo PepperSKU: fd_aleppo pepper
Authentic Aleppo Pepper
The authentic Aleppo Pepper hails from Syria. The chili got its name from Aleppo, a city along the Silk Road in Northern Syria. It comes from a burgundy chili called the Halaby pepper. Ripened peppers are semi-dried, de-seeded, and coarsely ground. Quality Aleppo pepper is flaky, semi-oily, and has a deep red, or burgundy, color. It should smell bright and fruity.
Please note: Aleppo Pepper is preserved using salt and sunflower oil. Like salt, Aleppo pepper is a flavor enhancer. It marries slow-building heat with earthy, cumin notes and fruity tang. The pepper has a moderate heat level and can substitute for chili pepper flakes. It is a common Middle Eastern condiment, traditionally used to season meat, beans, salads, and muhammara dip, but it can be used like any other dried red pepper. It’s great on pizza or pide (Turkish-style pizza), eggs, or any dish you want to “kick up” a bit with a little heat.