Origin & History
This spice is named after its city of birth in Syria, where it was originally produced. These mild chilli peppers are traditionally harvested at full maturity and partially sun-dried before being seeded and cut with salt. The peppers are then doused in sunflower oil to preserve their bright red colour before being dried a second time.
Aleppo Pepper and with other spices and herbs are widely used to marinate meat or fish, offering a good alternative to paprika or traditional chilli powder. However, in Middle Eastern Countries, Aleppo pepper is also often offered raw to guests for use as a seasoning on salads or cheese, to add heat to a dish.