Paprika

By Stephanie Valenta

What Makes Paprika

  • Is a spice made from air dried fruits of the chili pepper family of the species Capsicum Annuum

What is the Flavor of Paprika

  • Paprika is has a pungent taste when heated that evokes from its peppery origins
  • It can range from sweet and mild, to hot

How Many Different Ways can you Purchase it?

  • Dried
  • Smoked
  • Ground

What Countries does this spice grow in?

  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Spain
  • Hungary
  • U.S.

5 Dishes Paprika is used in

  • Memphis Rub
  • Blacked Salmon Fillets
  • Baby Back Ribs
  • Lemon Chicken Tenders
  • Dry Rub

Lemon Chicken Tenders

Ingredients

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

3 large skinned and boned chicken breast halves, cut into 2-inch strips

2 large eggs, lightly beaten

1 cup Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup lemon juice

1 1/4 to 1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder


Procedure

Combine first 3 ingredients; sprinkle on chicken strips.

Dip chicken pieces in egg, and dredge in breadcrumbs. Arrange chicken in a single layer in an aluminum foil-lined 15- x 10-inch jellyroll pan.

Bake at 400° for 15 minutes, turning chicken once.

Cook sugar, lemon juice, and curry powder in a small saucepan for 5 minutes over medium-low heat, stirring till sugar dissolves. Drizzle over chicken; bake 5 more minutes.