Hungarian sweet paprika powder smoked over fragrant oak for an unparalleled aroma. Stone-milled from local pepper varieties which are perfectly suited to the unique soil and climate of Szeged. The result of the careful attention to detail throughout the paprika's journey from pepper to spice is a premium quality ingredient with a ruby red colour and an intense deep smoky flavour.
The paprika comes in a gift box, ideal in a hamper or as a stocking filler. The decorative metal box also makes a stylish addition to your spice cupboard and is a great way to store paprika.
This versatile spice gives a delicious boost to your meals, simply sprinkle over baked potatoes, roast meat or omelette. Alternatively, why not try adding it to curries and casseroles for a mouth-watering flavour infusion. Paprika is a hallmark of Hungarian cuisine, essential in dishes like Fisherman's soup and mixed pepper stew.
Received 1* at the 2020 Great Taste Award.
Comments from the Great Taste Judges:
"This iridescent spice with its deep smoky aroma is evocative of autumn days and bonfire cooking. The texture is fine and well milled. The initial sweetness gives way to a developing smoky warmth - growing with assurance."
100% Hungarian Oak Smoked Sweet Paprika
Hódi Paprika has over 20 years of experience in producing the finest powdered paprika in the heart of Hungary's paprika growing region of Szeged. The small business is set up so that each step of the paprika's journey is the responsibility of a different family member. This is paprika that you can rely on, its quality guaranteed by the experience and expertise of multiple generations.
Chicken Paprikash, called Paprikás Csirke in Hungarian, is a popular weekend staple and a classic of the Hungarian culinary arts. As suggested by its name, smoky and aromatic paprika is at the heart of the dish, which combines simple ingredients into comfort food paradise.
Goulash (Gulyas) is the most famous Hungarian dish in the world and one of the country's national dishes. This is a very traditional beef goulash recipe made with simple ingredients like meat, peppers and root vegetables elevated to perfection by the use of Hungary’s most famous spice: paprika.
Lecso is an ancient dish originally from Serbia, and a great summer meal when all the ingredients are in season and you want to eat something a little lighter. Lecso is very versatile, it can be a great vegetarian dish while adding sliced Hungarian sausages (kolbasz) would make this a one pot main course. You can also serve it as a side dish to roast meats, especially pork, while any left-overs can be had for breakfast by adding a couple of eggs to the prepared Lecso.