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Pimentón La Vera Paprika (Smoked Sweet Paprika)

Caballo de Oros

Pimentón La Vera Paprika (Smoked Sweet Paprika)
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  • "D.O.P" (Denominación de Origen Protegida) classification 
  • Traditional smoked sweet paprika
  • Perfect for paella, stews, potatoes, marinades & rubs 
Produced in Extremadura

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,  Paprika was first introduced to this 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 sweet version of smoked paprika. It can be used for a multitude of dishes from your paella, sautéd potatoes, stews, marinade & rubs etc. It should be added at the last minute and followed immediately by liquid. It can also be sprinkled raw on foods such as boiled potatoes, cheeses, green vegetables, octopus, or pork.

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 BitterSweet Paprika)

Pimentón La Vera Paprika (Smoked BitterSweet Paprika)£3.10

75g Tin - Bittersweet Variety with a hint of spice
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:  CO0010
Net Weight:  75g
Denominación de Origen (D.O) Certification:  Yes - D.O. Pimentón de la Vera
Ingredients:  Paprika
Gluten Free:  Yes



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Excellent product and service
Thursday, 5 October 2017  | 

I bought several tins of pimenton as a little gift for friends, all of whom were really pleased to have the opportunity of trying this Spanish product. My order arrived promptly and was carefully packed.

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used it to flavour homemade bacon
Saturday, 20 August 2016  | 

teh proof is in the eating,worked well ,pleased

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Flavour Flavour Flavour
Saturday, 7 May 2016  | 

The flavour and aroma that this will bring to your dish is unrivalled.

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