Smoked Paprika/Pimiento

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Smoked Paprika/Pimiento

Postby zanuck » Tue May 05, 2009 10:47 pm

In several English language recipe books of Spanish recipes, they say to use Smoked Spanish Paprika or perhaps Smoked Pimiento.

I've found smoked paprika in the UK, but in the supermarkets and shops around and in Torre del Mar, Caleta de Velez, Competa, and Canillas de Albaida, I can find Pimiento Picante, and Pimento Dulce, but not smoked.

Does anyone know where (in those areas above), I can find the smoked variety?

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Re: Smoked Paprika/Pimiento

Postby silver » Wed May 06, 2009 10:02 am

called pimenton de la vera...you can buy on line from this page..or try in a gourmet shop.
http://www.quetecomo.com/index.php?cPat ... 29f77a1439
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Re: Smoked Paprika/Pimiento

Postby frank » Wed May 06, 2009 11:42 am

silver wrote:called pimenton de la vera...
"de la vera" indicates that it comes from Cáceres area. If you want ordinary smoked paprika from other areas, you want "pimentón ahumado". Have you tried the spice stalls in local markets?
http://www.andaluciaimagen.com/Pimenton ... _25467.jpg
Nothing wrong with the smoked Hungarian stuff either! :D
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Re: Smoked Paprika/Pimiento

Postby zanuck » Wed May 06, 2009 9:02 pm

Thanks Silver and also to you frank.

I was desperately trying to remember "ahumado" last night when I made my post.

I did try the stalls in Torre del Mar market last week, but without success. I shall check again next trip.

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Re: Smoked Paprika/Pimiento

Postby Wicksey » Thu May 07, 2009 3:38 pm

I couldn't find it anywhere locally and ended up buying the one Silver has done the link to (La Chinata) in the UK last year (possibly in Tescos). I searched the supermarkets on subsequent visits to England but couldn't find it again. I'd also like to know if you can buy it around here. It is delicious and a little goes a long way, but I want to know that I can get it again as I am rationing this tin out (and it's only a 70g tin).

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Re: Smoked Paprika/Pimiento

Postby zanuck » Thu May 07, 2009 5:01 pm

Wicksey
I recognised the La Chinata tin as one that we had in the UK some four or five years ago, I think it came from Sainsburys. I'll try to get there at the weekend and see if my memory is right.

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Re: Smoked Paprika/Pimiento

Postby frank » Thu May 07, 2009 5:49 pm

Looks like Tesco's do a couple as well.
http://www.mysupermarket.co.uk/grocery- ... Tesco.html
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Re: Smoked Paprika/Pimiento

Postby zanuck » Fri May 08, 2009 6:34 pm

Frank
Thanks for that link, looks like Sainsbury is the place to go, found quite a few on eBay UK too, but all more expensive than Sainsbury before you add the P&P.

Looks like it could be a case of bringing coals to Newcastle on the next trip.

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Re: Smoked Paprika/Pimiento

Postby peteroldracer » Fri May 08, 2009 7:15 pm

Makro, just before Málaga airport, do tins and tins of it.
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Re: Smoked Paprika/Pimiento

Postby Wicksey » Sun May 10, 2009 10:52 am

peteroldracer wrote:Makro, just before Málaga airport, do tins and tins of it.
I always thought you need some sort of membership card or something for them ... isn't it a cash and carry for trade?

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Re: Smoked Paprika/Pimiento

Postby peteroldracer » Sun May 10, 2009 11:21 am

I don't know how restrictive they are for applicants - we use a card from the UK, and they never swipe it or anything, just wave us in and put "extranjero" on the receipt. Of course we pay cash, it may be trickier to get an account. May be worth calling in if you are down that way and see if they will register you at the desk with a passport & NIE?
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