Smoky, tomato-y, sweet for chicken, shrimp and fish, paella, popcorn and potatoes!
In Extremadura, a western Spanish region bordering Portugal, sweet red pimentón peppers are dried over an oak fire for 2 weeks, then ground into a powder. The resulting smoky, sweet, tomato-y rich flavor and bright rust color is a knockout on shrimp and fish, paella, popcorn, potatoes and more.
Try seasoning a whole chicken with smoked pimenton, fleur de sel, and lemon, then roasting in the oven. Sprinkle over dips and spreads like homemade hummus or pimento cheese dip for a crowning touch of smoky sweet flavor and visual pizzazz. Sauté shrimp in butter, garlic, fleur de sel and generous dusting of smoked pimentón - top with fresh herbs, and serve with crusty bread to sop up the juices. One of our favorite ways to use this here in the Bitterman household is to sprinkle nutritional yeast, garlic, Himalayan salt and smoked pimentón over freshly popped popcorn. Wow!
Behind every spice is a story. Within every story is a meaning. Locked up in every meaning is a sliver of intimacy between you and the surrounding world. When we understand spice this way, asconnection,we cook food more lovingly, share more deeply, and enjoy flavor more lustily.
The hallmark of The Meadow’s new and growing family of spices is our fixation on connection. We source spices that don’t just taste spectacularly good, they are meaningful to us. Every spice is a story, a tapestry woven of personal relationships, environmental stewardship, exotic adventure, and the joy of fragrances filling the home as we pulverize fresh ingredients with our own hands.
For many years now we’ve scoured the earth and the sea in search of craft salts that bring flavor and beauty to your food and a deeper connection to food, people, and nature to your table. Along the way, we’ve met our share of spice growers and merchants. While I’ve always brought these discoveries into my own home, I’ve only shared them with you, my dear customers, on rare occasions. Well, it’s high time we did!
Bitterman's single origin spices are gathered from around the world, in collaboration with expert spice hunters. We pack spices in small quantities to ensure freshness. We encourage you to use spices daily and replenish with a new box of spices as needed (hopefully, monthly!). Store in a cool, dry place.