Intensify your cooking with the dark, slightly smoky flavor of Piment d’Espelette. This pepper is produced around Basque country in Southern France. Similar in heat to paprika, its robust peppery taste can be increased with roasting or pan searing and is commonly used in Basque food.
We love to add this to marinades, dry rubs and roasted meats and veggies. Try it sprinkled atop deviled eggs or into potato salad.
The seasoning has become such a cherished commodity that it has been given a protected designation by the European Union, ensuring that only peppers grown in the Espelette region may be labeled as Piment d’Espelette.