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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07/14/2020
Anonymous
United States United States
Silk Chili Impressions

Silk Chili gives a different taste experience compared to Aleppo pepper. Silk is earthier, not quite as vibrant and citrusy as other Aleppo peppers, but with more heat. I've enjoyed how Silk added a piquancy to lentil soup.

AN
07/14/2020
Alexandria N.
United States United States
A nice surprise

I was curious to see how this chili would work with my cooking and I am now addicted. I use it in almost everything - eggs, sauteed spinach, on fish - it has a great flavour and adds a nice smooth kick to my food. Recommended

DB
07/11/2020
David B.
United States United States
So good I gifted them to my pickiest friends

The most intense flavor. Perfection. As advertised.

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07/11/2020
Anonymous
United States United States
Silk Chili

I love this spice.. I use it everyday on my meals.. was original a gift and now I don’t want to cook/eat without it.. ❤️

VC
07/11/2020
Vicki C.
United States United States
This spice is my every day staple!

This goes on most everything I eat, except salad. I give a sprinkle on veggies, meat, potatoes, and popcorn.

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