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Paprika is a spice that is made by drying and grinding a sweet red pepper closely related to pimentos. This versatile spice provides a highly concentrated flavor and red coloring capability to foods.

  • Vivid orangey-red

  • A common ingredient in both Spanish and Hungarian cuisines

  • 120-140 range ASTA spice grade (premium)

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    $1.14 / Ounce

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    Suggested uses

  • Perfect for the Hungarian specialties chicken paprikash and goulash

  • Lends rich red color and subtle smokiness to cream-based sauces and soups

  • A delicious complement to poultry, pork and shrimp

  • Add to stews featuring beans, lentils, sausage, chicken, shrimp or other seafood for a deep, complex flavor component

  • Adds sweet pepper flavor and color when sprinkled over deviled or baked eggs

  • Add to vinaigrettes or infuse into olive oil and use to dress salads

  • Basic prep

    Ready to use. Add to taste.

    Storage & handling

    Store in a dry, cool place.



    Although popular today in many parts of the Americas, Central and Eastern Europe, Paprika was first produced in Spain in the 16th century, after pepper explorers brought back pepper plants from the Americas. The spice ranges in color, aroma and flavor, depending upon where and from what type of pepper it is produced. Hungary produces eight different grades of paprika, which vary in color from orange or light brown to deep, dark red, and in flavor from pungent and spicy to sweet and mild. Paprika from Spain, which is generally mellower than its Hungarian counterparts, is available in three versions, mild, moderately spicy and very spicy. Our Paprika has a rich, sweet flavor, but no heat. It is rich in vitamins A, E, B6 and C.

    Paprika is a key ingredient in several iconic dishes of Central and Eastern Europe. Spanish "patatas bravas," or "spicy potatoes," are a traditional tapas dish made with a spicy paprika sauce. Paprika also provides the color and flavor for one of the national dishes of Hungary, "goulash," a flavorful meat stew. In the United States, paprika is often used as a garnish, sprinkled on top of dishes such as deviled eggs to impart color and subtle flavor. However, its flavor becomes more vibrant when gently heated in oil.

    Classic recipe

    Patatas Bravas

    Our 120-140 Asta Paprika makes this spicy-sweet, smoky patatas bravas a quintessential Spanish dish. Potatoes are cloaked in a paprika-spiked, tomato-based "sauce" before transferred to the oven to cook until caramelized.