Black Urfa Chili
Black Urfa Chili starts out as a red, sweet and spicy pepper almost identical to the more famous Aleppo pepper. It's grown in the hills around the ancient Turkish city of Urfa, where the hot, dry days, cold nights and sandy soil are part of its unique terroir. After harvesting, it's cured in the sun, where it changes color from red to black and develops its characteristic flavor profile. In southeastern Turkey, you'll find black Urfa chili (or its uncured red variety) on almost every table. It's delicious sprinkled over savory dishes, but try it mixed into chocolate desserts (brownies!) for a little extra depth and a hint of heat.
After being cured, the black Urfa chili is packed with salt and a little sunflower seed oil to preserve its natural texture and flavor and prevent it from drying out.
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- 1.8 ounce glass jar
- Origin: Urfa, Turkey
- Process: Cured in the sun and stone-ground
- Ingredients: Urfa Chili, Sunflower Oil, Salt (Salt content is 1% by weight or about 0.5 grams per jar)
- Tasting notes: Raisin • Espresso • Summer Night