• The rich colouring of paprika not only enhances the visual appeal of foods, but it can also be used as a key flavouring.
• It goes well with just about any savoury food, including vegetable curries, stews, creamy sauces, pastas, pizzas, tomato dishes and salads.
• For most recipes, the paprika is added near the end of the cooking process, because heat diminishes both the colour and flavour.
• Paprika is the main flavouring used in Hungarian cooking.
• Paprika is useful as a simple garnish for almost any savoury dish. Sprinkle paprika on potatoes or homemade fries.
• Paprika can be mixed with bread crumbs before sprinkling over casseroles or vegetables.
How to store dry red chilli flakes, paprika
• Paprika should be stored in an airtight container in a cool, dark place, preferably the refrigerator.
• Rather than store paprika in a glass bottle, choose a container that will keep the light away.
• As with most ground spices, paprika will lose its flavour and potency with age. Use it or replace it within six months for best results.