Paprika is used as an ingredient in a broad variety of dishes throughout the world. Paprika is a spice made from the grinding of dried fruits of Capsicum annuum. Paprika is principally used to season and color rices, stews, and soups, such as goulash, and in the preparation of sausages as an ingredient that is mixed with meats and other spices. Usage: Capsicum peppers used for paprika are unusually rich in vitamin C, a fact discovered in 1932 by Hungary's 1937 Nobel prize-winner Albert Szent-Györgyi. Much of the vitamin C content is retained in paprika, which contains more vitamin C than lemon juice by weight. Paprika is also high in other antioxidants, containing about 10% of the level found in açaí berries.
Paprika Hot Dogs and Sauerkraut
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 1 teaspoon dried dill (or 1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped)
- 1 teaspoon caraway seed
- 1 cup beef broth or chicken broth
- 1 large can (25-28 oz) of sauerkraut, drained
- 2 cups sour cream
- 1 1/2 pounds of hot dogs or sausage of choice, cut into 2 1/2" pieces
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 cups chopped onion
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- Heat a large thick-bottomed pan on medium heat.
- Melt butter, add paprika, onion and garlic.
- Cook for approx 5 minutes until the onion is soft.
- Add hot dogs or sausage, dill, caraway and broth.
- Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
- Add sauerkraut, simmer covered for 15 minutes.
- Remove from heat and stir in sour cream. (Take care that the mixture does not boil once sour cream is added.)
- Serve plain or with boiled or mashed potatoes.
Paprika Lime Chicken Tenders
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1/2 treapoon garlic, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon allspice powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 lime, cut into wedges
- 6 chicken tenderloins
- Place chicken and all the ingredients into ziplock bag to marinate for 1 hour. (Make sure to thoroughly coat the poultry.)
- Heat grill until sizzling hot.
- Grill chicken on each side until cooked, approx 3 mins per side.
- Serve with lime wedges as garnish.
Paprika Deviled Eggs
- Black pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
- 1 teaspoon vinegar
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 6 eggs
- Place eggs in saucepan.
- Cover so that there is approx 1 1/2 inches of water above the eggs.
- Heat on high until water begins boiling.
- Cover, turn heat to low, cook for 1 minute.
- Remove from heat and leave covered for 14 minutes.
- Rinse under cold water continuously for 1 minute.
- Crack shells and peel carefully under cool running water.
- Gently dry with paper towels.
- Slice eggs in half lengthwise and remove yolks to medium bowl.
- Place whites on serving platter
- Mash yolks with a fork into a fine crumble.
- Add mayonnaise, mustard, salt, pepper and vinegar.
- Mix ingredients well.
- Evenly dispense the yolk mixture into the egg whites.
- Sprinkle with paprika.