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Smoked Paprika

Victoria724 Oct 6, 2008 01:04 PM

I've seen reference to "Smoked Paprika" here. Is this different from ordinary Paprika?

  1. jnk Oct 6, 2008 01:06 PM

    Yes, it has a smokey flavor. A little goes a long way.

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      Victoria724 Oct 6, 2008 01:08 PM

      Thanks - - have been looking for it here in New York City (Manhattan) to no avail. Any suggestions where I may purchase it?

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        rockycat Oct 6, 2008 01:11 PM

        Penzey's in Grand Central Station.

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          MMRuth Oct 6, 2008 01:52 PM

          Another source is Despana, on Broome. I'm pretty sure I've seen it at Citarella, Fairway, etc., as well.

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            Val Oct 6, 2008 02:07 PM

            Hah...I snagged my first tin of pimenton from Marshall's for $2.99...we love using it...will try it in hummus next time I make it.

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              MMRuth Oct 6, 2008 02:39 PM

              It's also good on/in deviled eggs.

          2. re: Victoria724
            jnk Oct 6, 2008 02:09 PM

            I've got the remnants of a 4oz. bag ($3.99) from:
            123 Lexington Ave.
            212-685-3451 (I hope this is correct, I'm not wearing my glasses)

            Great place to go when you've got an hour to look around.

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              TongoRad Oct 7, 2008 04:43 AM

              The smoked paprika at Kalustyan's is just wonderful (they have sweet as well as hot)- fresh, aromatic, delicious. I use it in so many things, and I go through quite a bit because it has become a main part of my dry rub mix and chili blend.

            2. re: Victoria724
              pondrat Oct 7, 2008 08:19 AM

              I've been getting it at Whole Foods

            3. re: jnk
              MMRuth Oct 6, 2008 01:19 PM

              Is this the same as pimenton?

              1. re: MMRuth
                Rubee Oct 6, 2008 01:42 PM

                Yes, same thing.

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                  erica Oct 7, 2008 03:50 AM

                  There are 3 types of pimenton: Dulce (sweet); Picante (hot) and Agridulce (sour-sweet). The last one is not easy to find here in NYC. I am addicted to this stuff! Remember than not all Spanish paprika is Pimenton; there is a Spanish paprika from the Murcia area that comes in pretty round cans; that is NOT the one you want if you want the smoked kind. (The smoky pimenton comes from the La Vera Valley in Extremadura in western spain; it if often called Pimenton de la Vera on the label).

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                    Rubee Oct 7, 2008 11:57 AM

                    Thanks for the clarification!

                    I buy the bittersweet/agridulce pimenton (same as the sweet-sour Erica mentions) from an online source called LaTienda.com. I know they're not in NY, but they do have all three kinds of smoked paprika/pimenton.


            4. dockhl Oct 6, 2008 09:28 PM

              Costco has it in a big container---I've given some to all my friends........love it!

              1. maria lorraine Oct 6, 2008 10:58 PM

                I'm in love with the stuff. Pimenton a la Vera.

                Best threads./story on this I know:

                1. coll Oct 7, 2008 02:47 AM

                  The container I have is sweet, not hot, in addition to the smoked flavor. I got a big container of McCormicks at the restaurant supply place. The label says Smoked Paprika: Paprika Ahumada. I've been putting it in everything, it's a lot more subtle than the hot paprika I usually use.

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                    karykat Oct 7, 2008 09:55 AM

                    I like it in a mushroom soup with onions that calls for a good amount of paprika. I use half sweet smoked paprika and half unsmoked. It's great.

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                      Dave O Oct 7, 2008 11:26 AM

                      Here a great easy recipe if you're looking to try using smoked paprika.


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                        Val Oct 7, 2008 11:41 AM

                        Dave, that IS a good recipe using smoked paprika...have made it twice...ALSO excellent is goodhealthgourmet's black bean dip here on this board ... it also uses smoked paprika. I think I've made that dip about 6 times now!

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                          Dave O Oct 8, 2008 06:33 AM

                          Val, thanks for the tip. Im going to try making the dip this weekend, it looks great.

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                        pigtails Oct 8, 2008 01:51 PM

                        For anyone who hasn't had a frost yet . . . I made some fried green tomatoes and put some of the spicy smoked paprika in the cornmeal for dusting.

                        They were so addictive! Just dip in egg, dip in a mix of cornmeal, salt, pepper, paprika, and teeny pinch of cayenne, and fry. OMG. seriously.

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                          hohokam Oct 8, 2008 02:04 PM

                          Heh. In the same vein...we (well, I) seasoned the cornmeal for our last batch of fried okra with a bit of smoked hot paprika (along with S&P). It was right tasty, if I do say so myself. :-)

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