Piment d’Espelette is a rare, hand-harvested red chile pepper grown in the Basque region of France (the southwest area bordered by Spain, between the Pyrénées and the Bay of Biscay). Prized for its fruity flavor and fragrant red pepper aroma, Piment d'Espelette Powder AOP offers a heat that is warm and food-friendly, complementing many types of cuisine.
Authentic Piment d'Espelette has long been prized by the best chefs around the world. A coveted addition to marinades and dry rubs for chicken, pork or seafood, this sweet-spicy pepper powder also adds oomph to deviled eggs, mayonnaise, and even butter for popcorn. Bake gougères with Gruyère cheese and Piment d’Espelette, or add to creamy roasted red pepper soup—or a Basque-style ratatouille.