A dark red, robust, sweet and sharp chili pepper from the Aleppo region of Syria, with moderate heat that doesn't overpower its fruity flavor. With a high oil content, dried crushed aleppo pepper has a deliciously deep, aromatic flavor, with a bit more heat than paprika. It is delicious in chili, grilled chicken breast, steak or chops. Aleppo Pepper is attractive to sprinkle on potatoes, deviled eggs or chicken/tuna salads. In Syrian cuisine it is used for many dishes, especially soups, salads, and fish.
Season: available year-round
Substitutions: Ancho peppers OR 4 parts sweet paprika plus 1 part cayenne pepper