Smoky Syrian Aleppo Chiles


This relatively unknown chile pepper, originating in northern Syria and Turkey, is about half as hot as crushed red chile flakes - but it is easily twice as flavorful. Aleppo chile peppers are flaky rather than powdered like cayenne, and they are a flavor enhancer that is beloved among chefs. It combines slow-building heat with smoky, cumin-like undertones and a little hit of fruity tang. We love it on grilled meats and vegetables, on fish, on popcorn, on pizza, on pasta, and in soups. Use it everywhere you want a bit of added heat and a light smoky finish. These 4oz glass jars and white caps will pop on your shelves - with an added boost from the colorful, chile-covered labels. They're equal parts cute and delicious.