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Pepper pastes

Choricero pepper paste, jar, 140g

£2.25 (Each)

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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 ñora, their skin is thicker and it has more flesh that can be scoop out when re-hydrated. Choricero have a slightly spicy taste.

Though less sweet than ñoras, 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 vegetables stews for a deep, rich pepper flavour and a subtle smokiness.

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

Choricero peppers and citric acid
Storage & Care
Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Once opened, keep refrigerated below 8C 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

El Sol

El Sol was founded in 1978 by Andres Garcia in Rioja Baja.

Using the best quality seed stock and taking advantage of ideal conditions for the cultivation of ripe peppers they produce dried guindilla, ñora and choricero peppers that are wonderful cooking ingredients.