This quintessential sun-dried, intensely merlot-ruby-red colored, large-flaked, seeded pepper comes from a burgundy chile also known as the Ḥalabī pepper (فلفل حلبي) and bears the name of its ancient city —Aleppo— in the semi-arid north Syrian Plateau, home to one of the world’s most distinguished and vibrant cuisines. Surrounded by fertile lands and located along what was once the Silk Road, Aleppo was a food capital long before Paris, Rome, or New York.
❖ What does Aleppo pepper taste like?
Aleppo pepper’s crushed red flakes has a fruity, yet earthy, warm flavor similar to the ancho chile. The taste is summer sweet and savory, with notes of raisin, pomegranate, and even sun-dried tomatoes, and mild, cumin-like undertones.
It is only moderately hot, has mild “chilliness” (partly because the seeds have been removed, partly because the chilli itself is milder than many), with a warm, melting texture. It has a very robust, inherently smoky faintly smoky flavor that hits you in the back of your mouth, tickles your throat and dissipates quickly—is the perfect kiss of heat that recipes like tomato sauce require.
Unlike regular crushed red pepper, our flaked Aleppo Pepper contains no inner flesh or seeds, making it mild, yet very moist. It will add depth, color and zest to any meal.
Aleppo pepper, the signature Syrian spice, is widely used in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine, used in cooking or as a condiment at the table, where it eclipse other crushed red pepper flakes as a go-to flavor base that adds complexity, brightness and depth to any recipe. It adds that bit of “wow” to a wide array of dishes—and yes, it’s as delicious as it sounds.
❖ How to enjoy Aleppo pepper flakes? ....So many ways!..
❖ Ingredients: Aleppo Chile crushed with salt and sunflower oil added during the curing process.
Aleppo Chile flakes are only moderately hot, about a 2 to 3 on a heat scale of 1 to 10. The mild heat develops slowly, so you can enjoy the fruity flavor that lies underneath without being overwhelmed by the heat.
❖ Note: Keep Aleppo pepper flakes as moist as possible, either by sealing the lid tightly after every use or, preferably, storing in your freezer.
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“In Arabic, the Aleppo red pepper is called ‘Baladi,’ meaning it belongs to my country,” said chef Marlene Matar, author of “The Aleppo Cookbook.”
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• Chicken Salad with Herbs and Aleppo Pepper | Light and summery... (from Bon Appétit Magazine)
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This tasty spice blend, full of the flavors of the sunny Mediterranean, is the perfect companion to fresh crusty bread and extra virgin olive oil for an unforgettable bite packed with flavor.
To make a remarkable olive oil seasoning dip, mix 2 tablespoons Classic OLIVE OIL BREAD DIPPING Seasoning with ½ cup of your favorite extra virgin olive oil. Quick Tip: For best flavor gently heat oil with bread dipper for 30-60 seconds in microwave or on the stove top. You can of course easily adjust this with more or less seasoning to suite the tastes of your friends and family. We like to mix this and let it set for about 30 minutes prior to using as that allows the seasonings to fully marry with the olive oil. Serve hunks of crusty french bread around little ramekins of this signature blend paired with a top notch olive oil and watch it disappear!
For a tasty vinegar and oil salad dressing, mix 2 tablespoons Olive Oil Dipping Seasoning with 2/3 cup olive oil and 1/4 cup vinegar, let stand for at least 15 minutes.
This blend is quite versatile, and it makes a great marinade, using the dressing recipe from above, for chicken, pork or fish. Classic Olive Oil Dipping Seasoning can also be used as a dry rub for steaks, lamb or pork chops. It's delicious as a seasoning for breading or a topping for macaroni and cheese, or mixing some in with breadcrumbs for meatballs, or into sour cream for a quick potato chip dip or on your breadsticks just before they go in the oven. Also into salads, casserole, bread, pizza dough, pasta. A pinch of this blend is also great sprinkled on baked chicken, or french fries, or popcorn.
Ingredients: Hand mixed from rosemary, dried lemon peel, chives, roasted minced onion, Mediterranean oregano, parsley and Himalayan pink sea salt.
This robust blend is a blank canvas, just screaming for flavor fusion. Greek Spice, or Grecque, is a gentle and tasty, highly aromatic, seasoning blend for Mediterranean luvin’ flavor. It is versatile and easy to use. Greek need only be paired with olive oil.
Taste and Aroma
Non-Irradiated ★ Small Batch Blended ★ Freshness Dated
★ Good up to 1 year after opening, but even better if used within 6 months.
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This mouthwatering smoky garlic dip mix is delicious with potato chips, pretzels and vegetables. It also makes a wonderful, creamy salad dressing.
Use to season breadsticks, focaccia, mushroom stuffings or stir fries. Toss in with green salads or side salads (like chicken, potato or tofu), add to casseroles, meat gravies, soups or stews. Use with a little olive oil to create a wet rub for chicken, fish, seafood. Shake on buttered or steamed vegetables (especially green beans and potatoes). You will also find it a great way to spice up your burgers, salads, pizza and pasta as well. This blend is easy to love!
To make a quick salad dressing mix 2 tablespoons of Roasted Garlic seasoning with 2/3 cups of olive oil and 1/3 cup of either red wine or balsamic vinegar.
The flavor profile of our extra-flavorful Roasted Garlic & Herbs seasoning is a delightful balance of red bell pepper and roasted garlic flakes with the delightful undertones provided by rosemary, thyme, sun-dried tomato, savory, oregano, and Himalayan sea salt. Specially made for cooks to inspire extraordinary menus and deliver consistent recipes.
The truth is that for any steak, whether a great cut or an inexpensive chunk of beef, the right seasoning is key to getting something spectacular. Based on the same idea, Saratoga Steak & Chop® was born.
Zesty, flavorful and complex, our blend is specifically formulated to work perfectly on beef & pork chop, to enhance but not overpower the flavor, and take the kind of intense heat that a steak needs. It has a robust flavor explosion designed for the bolder tastes of steaks and burgers.
We —and some of our friends— have discovered that Saratoga Steak & Chop's charms aren't limited to red meat. Far from it — from enlivening roast potatoes, to spicing up veggies on the BBQ, to making your simple side salad sing, our all natural, small-batch, makes this spice blend an indispensable partner in the kitchen. Don't forget to try it on salmon, pork chops, chicken, hash browns, tater tots, and even French fries. Use it on broccoli, mushrooms, and other grilled or roasted vegetables.
When sprinkled on a steak pre- or post-grilling, the taste of Saratoga Steak & Chop is comparable to a deli favorite: pastrami. One of our personal favorite is actually when it's paired with fish — big tuna, swordfish, or mahi-mahi steaks left overnight in a simple marinade of extra-virgin olive oil and our Saratoga Steak & Chop, then seared quickly on the grill outside or in a cast iron pan on the stove top.
The best method to use our blend for seasoning a steak is, first, bring your steak to room temperature for 30 to 60 minutes. Then, pat the meat dry with a paper towel and apply the spice rub generously (lightly or more to your taste) immediately before cooking (what the meat holds is the amount needed). Let the steak sit with the rub on at room temperature for 20/30 minutes. This will allow the flavors to absorb and the meat to rise in temperature. You don't want it more than 30 mins. on in advance as the salt will draw water out of the meat. This well-rounded rub will provide a nice crust while bringing out the natural flavors of the meat.
To use Saratoga Steak & Chop in a marinade, add ½ teaspoon of the mix to ¼ cup olive oil, ¼ cup water, and 2 tablespoons vinegar. Marinate the steak for 15 minutes or more in a plastic bag in the refrigerator before grilling. Be sure that you dispose of the marinade that has been in contact with the raw meat. Make fresh marinade if you wish to use it as a baste or sauce.
Ingredients: This robust seasoning features Hungarian Paprika, Tellicherry black Pepper, Garlic, Onion, roasted red Bell Pepper, black Mustard seed, Coriander, hot Pepper flakes, Rosemary, Thyme, Cardamom seeds, Dill seeds, and Himalayan pink sea Salt.
Serve your Tuscan Dip oil with hot Italian bread or warm baguette. Or drizzle over fresh mozzarella and tomato slices for a healthy snack.
❖ What's inside?
A hand blended classic combination of sweet Oregano, crushed Red Pepper, fragrant Rosemary, delicate Marjoram, Parsley, and ancient Himalayan pink crystal sea Salt (Gourmet food grade). We crush the Rosemary before mixing so you won't experience any prickly needles.