Pimentón de La Vera Picante, or hot smoked paprika, has a tangy, piquant taste perfect for adding lightly spicy flavor to barbecued meats, roasted potatoes and a wide variety of other Spanish dishes including paella.
Milled with a blend of several different types of Spanish peppers, this intensely smoky paprika is rust red in color and nothing like the bland grocery store paprika many of us are accustomed to buying.
Don't let the "hot" in its name deter you! Spanish cuisine doesn't assault you with spice like some Mexican or Latin American dishes do. This deeply flavored, smoky paprika is mildly spicy but by no means overwhelming.
La Dalia is the original and best brand of Pimentón de La Vera, and they still use stone mills to create the finest, most flavorful smoked paprika in Spain.
The peppers used to produce La Dalia Pimentón de la Vera are hand-harvested each year in early autumn. Just after harvesting, the peppers are sent to wooden smokehouses filled with the smoke of encina oak wood fires. For 15 days, the peppers are dried in this intense smoke. Once dried, La Dalia grinds the peppers on traditional granite millstones - resulting in a silky, rust-red paprika that is both deeply flavored and smoky.
Founded in 1913, La Dalia was the first company to produce the famous smoked paprika of La Vera. For generations, this family owned company has produced the finest quality pimentón using traditional production methods. This Pimentón de La Vera is Denominación de Origen (D.O.) - assuring its quality and authenticity!