These wonderful crushedpeppers are from the Turkish town of Urfa. These premium ripepeppers are picked and cut, dried in the sun by day, then wrapped and sweated at night for more than a week. This sweating process gives thepurplish black colorin appearance, and a rich, earthy flavor, mellow heat and smoky aroma. Flakes are moist and seedless with an intense dark color. It’s less spicy than many other chile peppers, but provides a more lasting build of heat. Urfa peppers have a moderate heat level, rating a 3-4 on a heat scale of 1-10 and 35,000 scoville heat unit.
Great to use as a finisher on many dishes. Try sprinkling over almost any salad, pasta, pilaf, pizza and more. It makes a good finishing spice over pasta ,roasted vegetables, meats, fruit dishes, and sweet baking spices like vanilla and chocolate.Use it to zip up your favorite barbeque sauce, marinade, or salad dressing It makes a particularly flavorful and visually dramatic addition to honey. Just add a tablespoon of Urfa Biber to a cup of honey warmed honey