Silk Chili Flakes

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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.

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 (salt content is 1% by weight, or about 0.5 grams per jar)

Tasting notes:

Roasted Tomato • Honey • Mediterranean Sun

SOURCING

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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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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06/25/2022
Anonymous
United States

Go to heat

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!

LJ
06/20/2022
L j.
United States United States

Smokey wonderful

Everyone at a dinner party went crazy over this spice.

K
06/12/2022
Kate
United States United States

Beautiful chilis

The vibrant color and warm fruity spice make these chili flakes perfect to sprinkle on just about anything

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06/03/2022
Anonymous
United States United States

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.

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