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Choricero Pepper Paste 140g

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Choricero are a type of large, mild, fleshy red pepper, often used in place of paprika. They give a rich earthy flavour to soups and casseroles. To preserve them they are hand strung then air-dried.

This paste is made with the flesh of the peppers previously air-dried and hydrated.

 

A longer pepper than the nora, their skin is thicker and it has more flesh that can be scooped out when re-hydrated. Choricero have a slightly spicy taste.

Though less sweet than noras, they are still considered mild rather than hot and create a rich depth of flavour in cooking.

The choricero pepper is an important ingredient in Spanish gastronomy, especially in northern Spain. It is an essential ingredient used in Bacalao a la Vizcaína or Patatas a la Riojana. They are often used in meat, fish, lentil and vegetable stews for a deep, rich pepper flavour and a subtle smokiness.

Because of their texture and intense flavour they can also be used in pasta sauces, as the base of pizza toppings, and to fill empanadas.

INGREDIENTS Choricero peppers and citric acid STORAGE & CARE Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Once opened, keep refrigerated below 8°C and consume within 2 weeks.
Nutrition - Per 100g
Energy 156kJ / 37kcal
Fat 0.6g
   of which saturates 0.4g
Carbohydrate 7.6g
   of which sugars 4.0g
Protein 1.6g
Fibre 0.0g
Salt 0.1g
* Typical values per 100g