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Old 02-22-2017, 12:29 PM   #1
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Aleppo Pepper

We were in Seattle the other day and stopped at World Spice Merchants and noticed they stocked Aleppo Pepper. We have an Aleppo Jewish cookbook which some recipes call for this pepper so got a few ounces to try. It's spicy without being to hot like red pepper or cayenne and have been adding it to food at the table like I would black pepper and Piri Piri. I will get more next time in Seattle.

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Old 02-22-2017, 12:46 PM   #2
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I picked some up at a Penzey Spice store last year. I'm surprised how much I use it. It's not just spicy; it has flavor.

I started out just trying it in the typically suggested foods - potato salad (well, cauliflower salad for me) and deviled eggs, for example - but now use it more and more. I regularly use it in scrambled eggs, on grilled meats, and fish.
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Old 02-22-2017, 01:36 PM   #3
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Exactly. I find I'm putting it on everything I'd normally use black pepper. Before I know it I'll be out and will order some more.
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Old 02-22-2017, 06:26 PM   #4
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It sounds a lot like paprika.

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Old 02-22-2017, 06:35 PM   #5
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It sounds a lot like paprika.

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It is similar depending on the heat of the paprika. Wiki give a nice write up of it. I have the flakes, not the powder.
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Old 02-22-2017, 06:50 PM   #6
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It sounds a lot like paprika.

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To me, it's very different from paprika. I don't find that paprika has a lot of flavor. Aleppo pepper definitely has flavor.
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Old 02-22-2017, 09:24 PM   #7
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Nope. Nothing at all like paprika, in my opinion. It's got a very distinctive flavor. If I had to compare it to something familiar, I would say the flavor is somewhat like cumin, except with a little heat.
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Old 02-23-2017, 01:54 AM   #8
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Don't say cumin, Steve! I love Aleppo pepper and can't stand cumin.

To me, Aleppo pepper tastes a little sweet, with a little heat. Not peppery or tongue-biting at all. And I normally can't take anything with "hot". I use it on buttered corn, roasted carrots, add it to chili, all sorts of stuff.

Just for fun: back during the campaign season, when they would show the clip of Mike Barnicle on "Morning Joe" asking independent Gary Johnson "what is Aleppo?", all I could think of was the pepper.
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I havent seen Aleppo pepper here in my town since the war in Syria started. I wonder where yours in grown.
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I havent seen Aleppo pepper here in my town since the war in Syria started. I wonder where yours in grown.
Penzeys Aleppo pepper comes from Turkey now.
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