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  • Burlap & Barrel Silk Chili Flakes Single Origin Spice

Silk Chili Flakes Single Origin Spice

Article number: 208016
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Brilliant red and smooth as silk, this chili is the Turkish variety of the Aleppo pepper. The flavor is reminiscent of a summer tomato with a mild backbone of heat. Try them in burgers, beans, scrambled eggs and even brownies!

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Silk Chili Flakes are naturally preserved with a little salt and sunflower seed oil to keep them fresh and flavorful. The warm, tomato-like flavor and medium heat is perfect for a dish in need of a little excitement.

  • Origin: Kahramanmaras, Turkey  
  • 1.8oz (51g) glass container  
  • 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 

Burlap & Barrel Sourcing Information 

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.

Hilmi Bey and son - Silk Chili

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