What is Aleppo pepper good for?
Aleppo pepper is the perfect way to add heat to Middle Eastern and Mediterranean dishes like Muhammara dip, hummus, and ful medames, as well as marinades for grilled meat like shish kebabs.
What is so special about Aleppo pepper?
Aleppo pepper is made from deep red Halaby chile peppers, which hail from Syria. Unlike other chile pepper flakes, it is fairly mild, slightly tangy with a fruity finish that is akin to sundried tomatoes. The spice is named for the Syrian city of Aleppo, where the peppers were once grown in abundance.
Is Aleppo pepper a nightshade?
Aleppo chile peppers, botanically classified as Capsicum annuum, are spicy, brightly colored pods that grow on shrubs reaching up to one meter in height and are members of the Solanaceae or nightshade family.