Pimentón La Vera Paprika (Smoked Hot Paprika) - 800g Tin

Caballo de Oros

Pimentón La Vera Paprika (Smoked Hot Paprika) - 800g Tin
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  • "D.O.P" (Denominación de Origen Protegida) classification 
  • Traditional smoked hot paprika
  • Perfect for paella, stews, potatoes, marinades & rubs 
Produced in Extremadura
Use by: End July 2017

Our "Pimentón de la Vera” paprika comes form the family firm of HIJOS Y SOBRINOS DE PEDRO SANCHEZ with their award winning "Caballo de Oros" brand. Since 1938 they have passed the techniques and processes down through the family ensuring both tradition and quality prevail. Our "Pimentón de la Vera” carries the coveted EU  designation of Denominación de Origen Protegida (DOP, or Protected Denomination of Origin) 

"Pimentón de la Vera” is probably the most famous of all the paprika from Spain. La Vera is a county, in the province of Cáceres in Extremadura,  where paprika was first introduced to the area in the 1500's from America. "

"Pimentón de la Vera” paprika is made in 3 types dulce (sweet), agridulce (bittersweet) & picante (hot). It is made by grinding various types of peppers (Jaranda, Jariza, Jeromín & bola) in different proportions to give the required spice.

This is the hot version of smoked paprika when you want a bit of "punch" to your dishes. Like the other paprika's It can be used for a multitude of dishes from sautéd potatoes, stews, marinade & rubs etc. It should be added at the last minute and followed immediately by liquid. It is traditionally used with "Pulpo al la Gallega" which is sliced octopus, oilive oil & salt 

The "La Vera" process is different from those used in other paprika production areas . A fire of evergreen oak or oak firewood provides the heat which is necessary for the perfect dehydration of the peppers . This slow process takes from ten to fifteen days, during which the peppers are turned until they reach the ideal drying point. This traditional drying system gives Pimentón de la Vera its three essential characteristics: aroma, taste, and colour stability. The dry peppers are then ground using traditional stone mills to form the paprika that we know so well.

The name "Caballo de Oros" comes from the Spanish playing cards where it is the Caballo (Knight ) of Oros ( Gold or coins) which would be equivalent the the Jack of Diamonds in a UK deck !

Pimentón La Vera Paprika (Smoked Sweet Paprika)

Pimentón La Vera Paprika (Smoked Sweet Paprika)£3.10

75g Tin - Sweet Variety
Famous Spanish "La Vera" Smoked Paprika

"D.O.P" (Denominación de Origen Protegida) classification
Traditionally dried over Oak fire

This information is provided by the product manufacturer. If you have any questions, or require clarification, please call 01256 702020 before purchasing.

(Potential allergen ingredients shown in bold)

Model:  CO0060
Net Weight:  800g
Denominación de Origen (D.O) Certification:  Yes - D.O. Pimentón de la Vera
Gluten Free:  Yes



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