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How do you use Urfa Biber (or Isot pepper)?

ipsedixit Jan 12, 2011 02:18 PM

I received a nice little cannister of Urfa Biber over the holidays and find it amazingly versatle, as well as delicious.

It has a nice smoky (almost anise like) flavor with what tastes like a hint of black treacle.

Many of you may have this as part of your pantry, but it was definitely new to me.

So far, I've done the following with Urfa Biber:

1. Dark Chocolcate Ice Cream (blended Urfa Biber in with 90% Lindt Dark along with some ginger)
2. Garnish on pasta dishes
3. Gingersnap cookies

How do you use Urfa Biber?

  1. m
    Madrid Jan 12, 2011 02:54 PM

    Ana Sortun addresses this wonderful pepper in her cookbook SPICE. But put it in soup, meats, even stew some green beans with it.

    1 Reply
    1. re: Madrid
      emily Jan 12, 2011 07:47 PM

      I've used it in Sortun's muhammara recipe.

    2. ipsedixit Jan 13, 2011 08:32 AM

      This morning I put some in my coffee grinds. Good idea on my part.

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