Piment d’Espelette or Espelette Pepper is a crucial part of French cooking. Loved for it’s signature smoky flavor that can easily add a little kick to subtle dishes, this spice is a perfect partner to the delicate art that is French cooking.
This is a spice with a delicious heat that pairs nicely with subtle flavors to give a dish a little something extra without being overwhelming.
Use this Piment d’Espelette anywhere that you would use paprika. Soups, stews, and sauces all enjoy a flavor boost with Piment d’Espelette. Try it on eggs, roasted almonds, and with spaghetti and meatballs.
Piment d’Espelette is fruity and has just a little heat. It is spicy, but never overpowering. It has a SHU range of 500-4,000 SHU, though it usually hovers at around 4,000 SHU.