One of the best-loved spices in the Spanish kitchen, this is deliciously smoky and sweet without any bitterness, and has a beautiful brick-red colour. It is a key ingredient in such favourites as paella and patatas bravas, and is also commonly used in Hungarian dishes such as goulash. It matches very well with beans, and although not authentic, a teaspoonful will transform a cassoulet.
If you are a fan of foods cooked on the barbecue, you will love smoked paprika! Try adding a pinch to your beef stroganoff, or sprinkling over your roast potatoes to give them a touch of sunshine!.