A few weeks back, I was sent two types of Smoked Spanish Paprika from Kiva: Hot and Sweet. Kiva carries a wide range of food from around the world. All of their items are sourced directly from local farmers that are eco-friendly. Both of these paprika flavors are made in small batches, and can be used in a wide range of dishes.
I have a few recipes that call for smoked paprika and never really thought that there was a difference in taste between it and regular. I was really surprised by the amount of flavor found in both when I first tried them. Both have a hint of smoke flavor that you can immediately taste and smell.
The Hot Paprika is fairly warm, so depending on your tolerance for spicy stuff you might want to watch how much you use. The Sweet Paprika hits a good balance between the sweetness and the smoke. It’s sweet, but not overly so. I ended up using both in the Freddy’s Sticky Saucy Barbecued Ribs recipe. It made a huge difference in the taste, bringing out a lot more flavor in the meat.
Overall, both spices taste great and are a great addition to any spice cabinet. You can purchase these both together as a two pack for $10.99 (+ shipping) on Amazon.
I received the above mentioned product for free to help facilitate my review. All opinions are 100% my own.
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