Silk Chili - Burlap & Barrel Single Origin Spices
Silk Chili - Burlap & Barrel Single Origin Spices
Silk Chili - Burlap & Barrel Single Origin Spices
Silk Chili - Burlap & Barrel Single Origin Spices
Silk Chili

Silk Chili

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These summery and spicy Silk Chili come from Kahramanmaras, Turkey. Also known as marash pepper, the 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 is 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.

  • Origin: Kahramanmaras, Turkey
  • Aliases: Aleppo pepper, Marash / Maras pepper, pul biber
  • Process: Sun-dried and stone-ground
  • Ingredients: Silk Chili (Capsicum annuum), sunflower seed oil, salt
  • Tasting notes: Roasted Tomato • Honey • Mediterranean Sun

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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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07/02/2020
Anonymous
United States United States
Good Spice

Really good spice, nice on roasted broccoli.

DO
07/02/2020
Desiree O.
United States United States
Fabulous fragrant and delicious!

Perfect on veggies and grilled peaches !

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06/25/2020
Beryl
United States United States
Great Silk Chili

I love the Silk Chili spice and it was a reorder for me. My son bought it has a present to introduce the company and I used it up in less than a year (not bad for most spices!) I used some of my spare time during the Covid shut down to throw out many of my unmarked, old, or unknown spices. Was thrilled to use Burlap and Barrel to get some really good spices into the house. It's a great company.

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06/18/2020
Karen R.
United States United States
I use it on almost everything

I use it on all sorts of vegetable dishes - it's always been terrific. It's one of the spices I reach for most often.

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06/18/2020
Anonymous
United States United States
Beyond amazing

I am addicted to the silk chili - I literally put it on everything. Pairs nicely with the Black Urfa Chili as well.