Aleppo Chile Pepper
The Aleppo Chile Pepper originates from the region around the town of Aleppo in northern Syria. It is now grown in other regions. Many Chileheads consider this to be one of the best kept secrets of the chile world. Typically found as a crushed chile pepper with the seeds removed, Aleppo pepper is a flavorful departure from the more common crushed red peppers.
Aleppo has a medium heat and flavor profile. They come in at with about 2,500 – 5,000 SHU. Their flavor is fruity and raisin-like. You can substitute them for other chile peppers in your recipes.
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 as a sprinkled topping on pizzas, salads, pasta, baked winter squash, deviled eggs, potato and macaroni salads. Mix it in with chicken or tuna salad for a little kick. You’ll find it as a flavorful addition to the grill on burgers, chicken, steaks and pork chops.
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 chile pepper from the Urfa Region of Turkey.
Contains: Aleppo Chile Pepper