Our summery, spicy Silk Chili Flakes come from Kahramanmaras, Turkey. Use in any recipe calling for marash pepper or Aleppo pepper — this will become your new favorite chili flake.
Silk Chili is botanically identical to the Aleppo pepper, which has been cultivated in Syria for centuries. Due to the ongoing violence of the Syrian civil war, true Aleppo chili is unfortunately no longer available for import.
Our Silk Chili Flakes are naturally preserved with a little bit of salt and sunflower seed oil to keep them fresh and flavorful.
They have a warm, tomato-like flavor and a medium heat, similar to Espelette and Korean chilis. Use in any dish in need of a little excitement, from scrambled eggs to burgers to brownies. Perfect for cooking or finishing.
- Heat level: 5,000-10,000 Scoville units
- with Silk Chili & Lime
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These chilis undergo a traditional drying and grinding process that results in a chili flake with a very smooth, slippery texture. Historically, the chilis were ground using silk ropes, and although more modern grinding machines are used today, the tradition is commemorated in the name Silk Chili.
Meet the Farmer: Hilmi Bey got into the pepper business 40 years ago when he was working as a cook and couldn't find good peppers. He and his brother bought a few sacks from farmers they knew around their native Maras, carried them 18 hours on a train to Istanbul, and walked the streets of the city shouting that they had peppers to sell. From that original entrepreneurial instinct, Hilmi has built a pepper business that he's now turning over to his son (pictured on the right).
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I use it all the time. This is my 2nd purchase as it is an essential in our kitchen. As always, B&B nailed it! Thank you!
Everyone at a dinner party went crazy over this spice.
The vibrant color and warm fruity spice make these chili flakes perfect to sprinkle on just about anything
Great flavor with mild heat
I feel like I want to add this silk chili to every dish I make. It has a wonderful chili flavor with a mild heat that works great if you don’t like things too spicy but want a little bit of the chili flavor.