Thursday, June 12, 2008

Torrefacto Coffee & Smoked Paprika Return

The Gourmet Fusion Store is happy to have two of its very popular Spanish products back in the store.

The first is our Spanish Torrefacto coffee. If you have not tried this , and you enjoy espresso, it is certainly worth sampling. It is made by coating the coffee beans with sugar prior to roasting, however, the result is not a sweet coffee. The ultra-fine powder coating of sugar merely adds body to this bold, dark coffee without adding bitterness. It is an extremely smooth coffee, ideal for a perfect cup of espresso, with just a hint of sweetness, and a very mild to medium bitterness. Once you try it, you will be hooked!

Our second item is our Smoked Paprika (Pimento Ahumido). This wonderful paprika is rich and complex with smokey overtones, and is the foundation for many Spanish dishes. This can be used to develop rich flavors in meat and seafood dishes. I have also used it in sauces and on grilled food, and food network chefs such as Jamie Oliver, and Emeril Lagasse often use it to bring out the flavors of their recipes.

This paprika uses fresh pods from the mild Nora Pepper which are smoked over oak logs to develop its complex flavors, and is much more powerful and pronounced than sun-dried varieties.

Smoked paprika is great for use in Paella, Fabada, beef, lamb, or for use on the grill.

Both of these products are available at the Gourmet Fusion Store online, and at our Solana Beach, California store.

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