Capsicum annuum species
Country of Origin of Raw materials: India, processed in EU
Hot paprika comes mostly from the variety of capsicums called cayenne peppers and chili peppers.
Hot paprika is a spice used all over the world to add color and flavor to various recipes. Especially in the Balkan countries, paprika is used to add red to soups, sauces and marinades.
In the Balkan countries cayenne mix is widely used to add red color in soups, sauces, and marinades. In the US hot paprika is used for barbecue pork and deviled eggs.
Hot cayenne mix is an excellent spice to be added raw on top of the dishes, at the end of the recipe, as overheating makes it a bit bitter. It can be used to season dishes with chicken, pork and beef as well as dishes with grilled and oven-baked vegetables and potatoes. Hot cayenne mix adds delicate taste to rice recipes and also omelettes, soups and tomato sauces. It can also be added in sausages and meatballs prior to cooking. Smoked sweet paprika can be added in yogurt dips to uplift their taste. It can also be added on top of white cheese like feta cheese.
Hot cayenne mix combines best with greek oregano, greek thyme, garlic powder, onion powder, ground turmeric, saffron, ground cumin and ground cardamom.