The Aleppo pepper has a moderate heat level of about 10,000 on the Scoville scale, with some fruitiness and mild, cumin-like undertones. Its flavor is similar to the ancho chile, but oilier and slightly salty; salt is often used in the drying process. It is fairly mild, with its heat building slowly, with a fruity raisin-like flavor. It has also been described as having the flavor of “sweetness, roundness and perfume of the best kind of sun-dried tomatoes, but with a substantial kick behind it.
- Aleppo pepper is a dried sweet, hot, slightly smoky spice native to Aleppo, Syria
- It has a unique smokiness but is not overly hot and is traditionally ground coarsely with a distinctive larger grain
- It makes a terrific garnish on any dish adding that final touch to your recipe