Recipes using a lot of paprika
A friend just came back from Budapest & brought me a bag of sweet paprika and one of hot paprika. Other than goulash (which I would appreciate a good recipe for) or chicken paprikash...what would be a good use of these paprikas? Thanks.
Pörkölt is a less creamy alternative to paprikas and goulasch. Paprika is also key in Spanish food as well as barbecue rubs. You can use it in the base for paella, chorizo, fideos, etc. It also gives the color to Madhur Jaffrey's rogan josh recipe.
Chicken paprikash is similar. Brown diced onions and garlic in fat. Add tomato paste and caramelize for a bit. Add paprika. Add chicken stock and meat. Simmer until nearly done. Add bell peppers and mushrooms for 5 minutes. Add sour cream, season to taste and top with parsley.
We make what we call Paprika Potaotes. We slice yukon golds into1/8ths, then toss with olive oil, then toss with salt, pepper, and lots of paprika (I'd use half and half sweet and hot, but do it to your tastes), then put them on a baking sheet and roast for 20 minutes at 400 degrees F. Flip them over and roast another 15 minutes. Enjoy!
Here's the recipe from my friend Evon for Hungarian mushroom soup:
12 oz. mushrooms sliced
2 c. onions
2 T. butter
2 T. flour
1 c. half/half
2 t. dill weed
1 T. Hungarian paprika
1 t. soy sauce
1 t. salt
2 c. stock
Sautee onions in butter, slightly salt, then add mushrooms, dill and ½ c. stock, soy sauce, and paprika. Cover for 15 minutes on simmer. Melt remaining butter and whisk in flour for few minutes (in a stockpot because eventually you will combine everything with this), then add half/half and stir for 10 min over low heat until thick (gets very thick) and then add rest of stock and pour in mushroom mixture and stir. Cover, and simmer for 10 – 15 minutes. Then garnish with lemon juice, parsley and sour cream. Enjoy!
I use a mix of sweet paprika and some smoked paprika when I have it.
I use paprika A LOT, it's become one of my new fav. ingredients since discovering it.
A large quantity along with some cumin and other spices can make a beautiful rub for BBQ.
I also put it on chicken as a marinade with lemon juice.
It's a wonderful spice and people always love the flavour!
My fave cornish hen recipe is to salt&pepper halves, than lightly but seriously coat in paprika (you can use a bit of hot paprika if you wish, I only use sweet) and broil 10 minutes on each side. There's a smokiness to the skin that is hard to describe.