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Piment d'Espelette Powder AOP

Produced by:

La Maison du Piment

in Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

Ingredients: Piment d'Espelette AOP

A favorite of chefs around the world, Piment d'Espelette AOP is a spicy red pepper that originated in Mexico and came to Europe during the time of Christopher Columbus. Piment d'Espelette is famous for its sweet red pepper aroma, fruity flavor, and food-friendly heat, which brings great depth to dishes and complements many types of cuisine.

The AOP (appellation d’origine protégée) designation is a European provenance guarantee, meaning this coveted spice can come only from 10 villages in a tiny, 22-square-kilometer region in and around Espelette, the French Basque town in a hilly, verdant region near Bayonne. The restricted area and precarious weather conditions of the Basque region can limit supplies of this precious spice. All cultivation and harvest is done by hand in a time-consuming and labor-intensive process. Once harvested, the peppers are first air dried and then slowly finished in a kiln according to strict AOP regulations. Our producer, Vincent Darritchon of La Maison du Piment, sells directly to us which ensures excellent quality and verified product from the current year's harvest.

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Product CodeUnit SizeUnit/CaseCase WeightUnit PriceCase PriceUPC Code
15 gr/0.5 oz
1.4 kg/3 lb

Serving Suggestions & Recipes

  • Season the traditional Basque sautéed vegetable piperade.
  • Rub on a chicken before roasting.
  • Add to creamy roasted red pepper soup.
  • Make a Basque-style ratatouille.
  • Use in the Basque tuna and potato soup marmitako.
  • Bake gougères with Gruyere cheese and Piment d'Espelette.
  • Stir into popcorn butter.
  • Add to mayonnaise along with a little lemon juice and use as a dip for fried potatoes or steamed artichokes.
  • Mix with salt, paprika, and cumin and rub on a pork chop before baking.