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smoked paprika belongs on everything

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unlucky4marie Wed 29-Jul-15 12:50:39

Savoury. I just seem to add it to everything, shep pie, beans on toast, Greek salad, chips and I can't think of anything it doesn't go on. I've only recently discovered it, but am I over doing it? Everything tastes a bit bbq

GoofyIsACow Wed 29-Jul-15 12:52:29

I agree, I totally overuse it too! Also cayenne pepper.


(Just eaten my smoky lunch!)

unlucky4marie Wed 29-Jul-15 17:13:53

oh yes to kp also!

It might be just us however, I might need too cut back for entertaining

avocadotoast Wed 29-Jul-15 17:17:30

Don't worry, you'll get fed up soon and naturally tone it down wink

SwedishEdith Wed 29-Jul-15 17:17:41

Agree with cayenne as well. Everything tastes better with cayenne.

SwedishEdith Wed 29-Jul-15 17:18:48

Now I'm thinking about avocado on toast with cayenne sprinkled on top.

OhHolyFuck Wed 29-Jul-15 17:19:42

Amazing on sweet potato wedges

DayLillie Wed 29-Jul-15 17:20:21

marinate steak in it, with garlic and olive oil.

Lovely in a stew with tomatoes and thyme.

Loads in chilli (or get the hot stuff)

LooseSeal Wed 29-Jul-15 17:22:22

When I was little my mum used to take me to a local Italian run cafe for lunch sometimes. I always ordered chicken risotto, it was absolutely delicious, really creamy and had this orangeish stuff sprinkled on the top that made it extra special.

When I got older I was always disspointed at restaurant risottos because they were never quite as good as my childhood favorite and never had the Orange stuff sprinkled on the top. It took me years to work out that the Orange stuff was smoked paprika.

MiddleAgeMiddleEngland Wed 29-Jul-15 17:24:22

I agree - I've discovered it recently and now have it on lots of things. Sprinkled on top of cheese on toast is delicious.

FreiasBathtub Wed 29-Jul-15 17:26:08

I went on an exchange trip to Germany when I was 16. My penpal's mum made me an open Emmental sandwich, topped with a sprinkle of smoked paprika.

It was the most exotic thing I'd ever tasted and when I got back I nagged mum until she provided me with the ingredients to make my own. Took some time to move her away from our traditional cheddar/pickle combo.

I still have it sometimes, when I remember how good it is. Mmmm.

DayLillie Wed 29-Jul-15 17:26:28

A Portuguese friend of mine did the steak thing for me, fried it in butter, then poured the orange butter over the potatoes - bliss.

Hassled Wed 29-Jul-15 17:27:19

It's hard to find these days, though, isn't it? I haven't seen it in Sainsburys the last few times it's occurred to me to look. Are we talking about the stuff in the red tin?

sadwidow28 Wed 29-Jul-15 17:27:38

I only heard about smoked paprika when noeffingidea posted recipes for Margaritte on this thread:

Quick Nut Roast

Equal amounts of chopped mixed nuts and dried stuffing mix. The cheapest way of buying mixed nuts is in the homebaking section, they're about £1 for a bag. A box of sage and onion stuffing mix is 15p (sainsburys basics). Just make up the stuffing, stir in the nuts and bake as usual.

This is nice cold as well, with salad or bubble and squeak

Lentil sausages

2 tablespoons of red lentils, to 1 teaspoon of crunchy peanut butter (basics again). Cook the lentils for approx 10 minutes until they go soft and mushy and as dry as possible. Add mixed dried herbs/spices (I like smoky paprika, but whatever you have in helps). When cool stir in peanut butter. Add a little flour/breadcrumbs if the consistency is too runny. This makes 2 sausages or 1 'burger' , so multiply ingredients for the number of servings you want.

I am totally sold on spicy paprika! How did I not know that it needed to be in my spice rack before now?

I am making burgers and sausages for a friends' vegetarian family who are visiting for a week from next Sunday!

Yay! for Spicy Paprika!!!!

Houseworkavoider Wed 29-Jul-15 17:27:49

Dh & I love it!

Koalafications Wed 29-Jul-15 17:29:36

Yes, I agree that it's amazing on sweet potato wedges.

I add it into humous and have it on Ryvita.

SwedishEdith Wed 29-Jul-15 17:30:13

Sainsbury's do their own version of it as well

And I've found tins of it in TK Maxx

Welshmaenad Wed 29-Jul-15 17:38:27

I buy it in bulk in huge tubs in Makro grin

trollkonor Wed 29-Jul-15 17:40:28


Also smoked tobacco, that goes with me on camping and self catering holidays. Makes my morning scrambled eggs heavenly.

LoveVintage Wed 29-Jul-15 17:42:47

Hmm DH and I are supposed to be having salmon for tea which I wasn't feeling like. Wonder if it's worth nipping to shop for smoked paprika to put on it and grill,maybe have with some avocado and crusty bread.

Would that work?

Lovely on wedges.

I do a veggie sausage casserole with it -

Fry onion and garlic plus a finely diced carrot and green pepper. Add smoked paprika, grainy mustard and honey. Add paprika and cook until the carrot is softening. Add a drained tin of butterbeans or green lentils, plus sliced veggie hotdog sausages and s&p. We have it with a dollop of soured cream, and either jacket potatoes or hassleback potatoes.

IHaveBrilloHair Wed 29-Jul-15 17:45:45

You might want to try liquid smoke, that's good stuff.
I love smoked food.

unlucky4marie Wed 29-Jul-15 17:47:35

Ooh I'm loving all the recipe suggestions! I got my SP from a wholesaler's - 8 pounds a kilo (Spanish though rather than the apparently better Hungarian ).

We are so lucky to live in a time where spices are cheap as chips.

Elllimam Wed 29-Jul-15 17:48:10

I have smoked paprika on roast chickpeas, lovely and feck all calories.

FelixFelix Wed 29-Jul-15 17:50:20

I add it to everything too. Sweet smoked paprika is my favourite.

I love anything smoked. DP has now mastered smoking meat in our BBQ so I make him do it all the time grin

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