French Piment D’Espelette

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What is Piment D'Espelette?

Extremely rare, genuine French Piment d'Espelette is more than just a pepper - it's a taste of tradition and culture from the picturesque Basque region of France. Hand-grown and harvested in the late summer and early autumn, strung by hand to dry in the sun and ground in to a powder making it easy to add to any dish. 

With its unique fruity and slightly smoky flavor, Piment d'Espelette is a versatile seasoning that can be used in a variety of dishes. Whether you're making a traditional Basque stew, a flavorful omelet, or simply seasoning some grilled meats, our Piment d'Espelette is the perfect addition to bring some heat and depth of flavor to your dishes. Highly prized and coveted by the best chefs around the world for its rich, sweet, fruity flavor and medium to low heat, it is famously used in the preparation of Bayonne Ham. 

But our Piment d'Espelette is more than just a seasoning, it's a representation of the rich culinary heritage of the Espelette region and its people. By choosing our authentic Piment d'Espelette, you're not just buying a pepper - you're buying a piece of French culture and tradition.

Our genuine Piment d'Espelette is a protected designation of origin (Appellation d'origine protégée - AOC) product that is sure to add a unique and authentic touch to any dish.   

Ranges 1,000 to 9,000 Scoville Heat Units.

Suggested Uses:

  • Sprinkle Piment D'Espelette on grilled meats, seafood, or roasted vegetables for a touch of sophisticated heat.
  • Add a pinch of Piment D'Espelette to soups, stews, or sauces to elevate their flavor profile.
  • Use Piment D'Espelette as a finishing spice for creamy dishes like risottos, mashed potatoes, or creamy pasta sauces.
  • Create unique marinades by combining Piment D'Espelette with olive oil, garlic, and herbs.
  • Infuse oils or vinegars with Piment D'Espelette for a delightful twist in salad dressings or dipping sauces.

Useful Facts:

  • Piment D'Espelette is protected by an Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC), ensuring its authenticity and quality.
  • The distinct flavor of Piment D'Espelette comes from the unique terroir of the Basque region, where the peppers are grown.
  • Piment D'Espelette is a versatile spice that adds depth and complexity to both savory and sweet dishes.
  • This exceptional pepper has been cherished by Basque chefs for centuries, adding a touch of culinary sophistication to their creations.

NET WT 1.58 oz. (44g)

Ingredients: Espelette Chile