What is the ingredient pimeton? Does it come in powder form? Any pictures available? - Food52

What is the ingredient pimeton? Does it come in powder form? Any pictures available?

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Greenstuff December 18, 2011
Hmm, I usually see it as sweet, bittersweet, and hot. I keep the sweet and the bittersweet on hand. I don't know if the differences are solely due to hot peppers. I also keep piment d'espelette stocked, and I love that more than any pimenton. I tend to use the piment d'espelette at the finish and the pimenton during the cooking. I'll be really interested others thoughts.
 
bella S. December 18, 2011
The owner of a store that sells all things Spanish told me that he only buys the dulce for himself. When he wants hot, he adds cayenne. That is what I do now. Works very well. You have total control of heat.
 
vvvanessa December 18, 2011
pimentón is smoked spanish paprika. it is generally bought in powdered form, usually in little squarish tins. the two types you're most likely to find in the states are the sweet (dulce) and spicy (picante). it has a zillion applications, but my two favorite ways are to use it as a dry rub for meat and to toss it on fried or roasted potatoes. for me, a little goes a long way.
 
SKK December 18, 2011
Pimenton is simply Spanish Paprika which is powdered. Here is an article on it http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/14/dining/14power.html
 
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