We can thank Columbus for bringing smoked paprika from Central America to Spain, where it was beloved for its fire and punch.
Both smoked and sweet paprika are made from the same family of thin, long red peppers, and both lend savory flavors, rather than real heat. Also called Pimenton, smoked paprika gives chorizo its bright red color, and lends a woodsy note to meat or veggie dishes...but a little goes a long way.
Perfect for Spanish, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern cuisines.
Ingredients: Spanish Paprika
Care: Store spices in a dark, cool spot. Shelf life is 1 year after opening.