Salted Red Pepper Paste Recipe

➡️ Are you searching for easy red pepper paste recipes in 2023? On this website, you’ll discover how to make red pepper paste for food seasoning from scratch in 9 steps at home.

➡️ Following my easy sweet pepper paste recipe enables you to prepare a seasoning for food with raw red bell pepper or kapia pepper and salt.

➡️ Watch the cooking video below to learn how to make raw red pepper paste using an easy Portuguese red pepper paste recipe (Massa de Pimentão or Pasta de Pimento) for food seasoning!

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Video – How to Make Raw Portuguese Pepper Paste from Scratch

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What ingredients do you need to make Portuguese pepper paste?

Kapia Peppers

1) 4 kg/140 oz of kapia pepper or red bell pepper
2) 1 kg/35 oz of coarse marine salt (recommended)

How to make pepper paste for food seasoning from scratch?

Salted Red Pepper Paste Recipe

1) cut peppers lengthwise
2) remove stubs and seeds
3) cut pepper halves into strips lengthwise
4) very finely chop or grind pepper strips by hand, robot, or machine
5) add salt to ground red pepper paste, then combine ingredients well until salt is dissolved completely
6) place red pepper paste into a pretty cold place (around 20-25 C/70-75 F) overnight
7) mix paste the next day, then put it into clean and dry jars
8) put lids into jars and tight them well to seal the paste
9) you can keep jars in a cold place (not more than 25 C/75 F) for up to 2-3 years

What is the Portuguese red pepper paste (Massa de Pimentão or Pasta de Pimento)?

➡️ Red pepper paste (Massa de pimentão or pasta de pimento) is a seasoning used in many Portuguese recipes. It’s actually made by mixing red peppers with salt and water, then letting them ferment. The resulting paste is red, wet, and spicy. The paste is used in many different ways in Portuguese cooking, both as a component in dishes and as a condiment on its own.

📖 Read more on Massa de Pimentão!

What are the health benefits of eating red peppers?

➡️ Red pepper, also called bell pepper, red bell pepper, capsicum, or sweet pepper, has a mild sweet taste. It is a good source of vitamins A and C: a half-cup of raw red pepper contains 47 percent of your daily required intake of vitamin A and 159 percent of your daily recommended intake of vitamin C. Vitamin A and beta-carotene are beneficial to your overall vision and eye health. Vitamin A is also beneficial for skin cells, wound healing, and white blood cell proliferation. Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that protects cells, enhances the immune system’s response to pathogens, and has anti-inflammatory properties.

PRO Tips For The Portuguese Red Pepper Paste Recipe

➡️ There are many food recipes that include among ingredients different types of pepper paste. Most pepper paste types are used for food seasoning. Some are sweet, while others have a spicy taste.

➡️ Preparing sweet pepper paste is very easy. It seems that this recipe was made for the first time in the Algarve region of Portugal and this is the reason why is called Portuguese red pepper paste.

➡️ There aren’t many cooking tips to unveil for my easy sweet pepper paste. The most important things to obtain great results when you make this recipe are the followings:

  • grind very fine the red peppers
  • combine well salt with pepper to dissolve the salt completely, and use coarse marine salt if possible (the salt type is not mandatory, but recommended)
  • wait to rest the pepper paste for about 24 hours before storing it in jars in a pretty cold place – this prevents fermentation
  • stir again the paste before putting it in jars
  • use clean and dry jars
  • seal well the jars
  • store the jars in a dark and cold place (temperature should not exceed 25 C/75 F, a pantry or storeroom is a perfect place )

➡️ This salty red pepper paste is used for food seasoning during winter. There are many food recipes that fit with this paste and I use it mostly instead of salt when I cook soup and marinate roast of any kind – chicken, pork, lamb, or beef. Just put 1-2 tablespoons in the soup or rub the raw meat with the Portuguese red pepper paste and you’ll see a huge difference! Not just that the food is salted more uniformly, but it also has a very pleasant and discrete sweet red pepper flavor!

➡️ This is a very simple version of the red pepper paste recipe. There are many other recipes that require simmering or frying the peppers after salting, then mashing them into a paste. Some recipes include also other seasonings such as garlic and ingredients like olive oil.

➡️ Enjoy making Portuguese red pepper paste recipes from scratch!

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