Aleppo Chile Pepper
Aleppo Chile Pepper is grown around the northern Syrian town of Aleppo, which is along the ancient Silk Road. It is also grown in Turkey. Not widely known or used in the United States outside the Arabic cooking community until fairly recently, many Chileheads consider this to be one of the best kept secrets of the chile world.
Aleppo has a fruity, raisin-like flavor, with a medium heat in the 2,500 – 5,000 SHU range. It is usually used in crushed form as a condiment in most countries. In the United States it is used where you would use other chile peppers.
In the Middle East, Aleppo Chile Peppers are traditionally mixed with yogurt and other spices and herbs to make marinades for chicken, beef, tofu and other foods. The yogurt helps to make the meat more tender and moist. The fruity, medium heat of the Aleppo Pepper balances the flavors of the other spices to impart a wonderful splash of flavors.
Use a pizza topping, or in your favorite chili recipe. It makes a wonderful addition to your pasta sauces. Add a sprinkle to your potato and macaroni salads for a bit of a spicy touch. Instead of a sprinkle of paprika, use Aleppo on your deviled eggs. A dash in your burgers will perk up the flavor. Use as a rub on steaks and pork chops.
It also adds a spicy touch to anything you bake which has chocolate or berries in it, like brownies and muffins.
If you want to explore how else we use it, we use it as a base for our Tippin’ Cows Steak Seasoning. We also have a Aleppo Pepper Chicken Kebab recipe as well, if you want to see how a yogurt marinade helps to keep your meat tender and moist while cooking.
We also carry Urfa Biber Chile Pepper which is another Middle Eastern chile pepper from the Urfa Region of Turkey.
Contains: Aleppo Chile Pepper