A Paprika is comparable to the sweet red bell pepper and is somewhat larger and much milder than the chili pepper. Paprika peppers are also known as pimento peppers or sweet red peppers. Relished for its vibrant color and mildly pungent, earthy, peppery/sweet flavor, paprika is called for in many Cajun and Creole soups and stews.Domestic paprika has a slightly sweet and an almost fresh, green quality to it.

This is a staple spice for any cook looking to have an adequately stocked spice collection in their kitchen. Domestic Paprika is perfect when you want to add some red color and a bit of pungent sweetness to any recipe. Good with cheeses, chicken, duck, egg dishes, hors d'ouvres, rice, salads, smoked foods, vegetables and cottage cheese.

Paprika works well in combination with Allspice, Caraway, Cardamom, Garlic, Ginger, Oregano, Parsley, Pepper, Rosemary and Turmeric.