Paprika is a red powder that is made from grinding the dried pods of mild varieties of the pepper plant.
Paprika is strongly associated with Hungarian cuisine. They use in dishes such as chicken papirkash and goulash. It is used in many spiced meat products like Spanish chorizos. Many Spanish, Portuguese and Turkish recipes use paprika for soups, stews and casseroles. In India it is sometimes used in tandoori chicken to give it the red color. It is often used as a garnish for salad, appetizers and eggs. In Spain paprika is used to flavor shell fish dishes, rice, and season tomato and green pepper salads.
Paprika is rich in beta-carotene, a precursor of vitamin A in the body. Vitamin A plays a crucial role in the maintenance of healthy skin. It prevents the prevalence of wrinkles and promotes a bright skin tone. Paprika is rich in vitamin A with 71 percent of the recommended need per serving. Vitamin A is known for improving your eyesight and preventing night blindness and macular degeneration from developing as we age.
Add 2 tablespoons to your favorite pasta sauce.
Sprinkle it on potatoes or homemade fries for a change of seasonings.
Use it liberally on poultry ,meat, and fish when cooking.
Use paprika as a milder seasoning in chili or stews. It will even liven up some soups with color and flavor.