Pimenton de la Vera: a high-quality PDO
Pimenton de la Vera is a mild chili pepper originally from South America, introduced to Spain by Christopher Columbus and cultivated since the 16th century in the Vera region, in the heart of the Gredos mountain range. This region benefits from an exceptional temperate and humid microclimate that guarantees the quality of this exceptional product.
A PDO for guaranteed quality
Pimenton de la Vera benefits from a Protected Designation of Origin (PDO), which guarantees the highest quality. The Vera region is located in Extremadura, the land of many conquistadors, including Hernan Cortes who captured the Aztec Empire on behalf of Charles V.
Smoked pimenton: a unique artisanal production
The authentic Pimenton de la Vera comes from a bushy plant that grows up to a meter high, the Capsicum annuum, whose fruits are delicately suspended to dry and then smoked over oak wood for two weeks. Only 12 Pimenton de la Vera factories hold this expertise, guaranteeing an exceptional product.
A traditional chorizo taste and a dark red color
Pimenton de la Vera is highly appreciated for its traditional chorizo taste and its dark red color, which belong to the Spanish traditional repertoire and brighten up family and popular dishes such as paella or tortillas.
Using smoked pimenton in cooking
To fully appreciate Pimenton de la Vera, there's nothing better than using it to flavor a tortilla de patatas. Here's the recipe:
- Ingredients: 1 kg of sliced potatoes, 50 cl of sunflower oil, 8 eggs, olive oil, salt, Pimenton de la Vera.
- Cook the potatoes in the sunflower oil over medium heat. Salt and drain.
- Beat the eggs, salt, and pepper, then mix them with the cooked potatoes.
- Cook by gently shaking the pan until the bottom is golden brown, flip the omelette onto a plate, then return it to the pan and brown the other side.
This tortilla de patatas flavored with smoked Pimenton is simple and warm, and highlights all the flavors of this exceptional product.
|Genus and botanical species||Capsicum annuum|
|Nutritional Info||VN Energie pour 100 g (energy for 100g) : 1209 kJ / 289 kcal
VN Matière grasse (fat) : 12.95 g
Dont acide gras saturés (of which saturated fat) : 2.1 g
VN Glucides (carbohydrate) : 55.74 g
Dont sucres (of which sugars) : 10.34 g
VN Protéines (protein) : 14.76 g
Vn Sel (salt) : 0.09 g
|Ingredients||smoked paprika, sunflower oil (<2%).|
|TRACES EVENTUELLES D'ALLERGÈNES||céleri, sésame, moutarde, fruits à coques.|