Ezpeletako Biperra" AOP Premium Espelette Pepper

Pays Basque - Euskara Spicy Subtle, Complex Notes, Premium

After receiving more than 50 samples of Espelette PDO chilli powder, I fell in love with this producer in organic conversion . Discover an exceptional chilli powder, slightly sweet notes, an aromatic amplitude mixingdried tomato, thyme, dry herbs after a summer day. On the palate, it develops a subtle spiciness and a nice warm length.

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From starter to dessert. Foie gras, shellfish, fish, meat, red fruits, chocolates.


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Basque Country - Euskara - Espelette region

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What is the Espelette pepper ?

The Espelette pepper is a spice that we know well since it is produced in France, and more precisely in the Basque Country. This spice is particularly appreciated for its perfumed flavours and its capacity to bring a subtle taste to your recipes. However, as local as it is,ezpelatako biperra actually comes from Mexico. It was here that it was first cultivated before being imported to the Basque Country in the 16th century by a navigator: Juan Sebastian Elcano. At first, it was used for its medicinal virtues before the subtlety of this spice was understood in the kitchen. It was in 1650 that the farmers of Espelette began to cultivate this pepper. Today it is sold fresh, in chilli strings or in powder. It is in this last way that I propose it to you. The Espelette chilli pepper benefits from an appellation of controlled origin since 2000 and a protected appellation of origin since 2008. Its production meets very strict specifications. Also, the plants must belong to the species Capsicum annuum and be cultivated in only 10 communes: Ainhoa, Cambo-les-Bains, Espelette, Halsou, Itxassou, Jatxou, Larressore, Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle, Souraïde and Ustaritz.

What is the flavour of Espelette chilli pepper?

If the Espelette chilli pepper is appreciated, it is for its capacity to perfume and to spice without being as strong as a traditional chilli pepper. Its spiciness is more subtle than aggressive, so it suits everyone. It has notes of slightly sweet tomatoes, dried herbs and thyme. There is a classification of peppers: the Scoville scale. It goes from 1 to 10, 10 corresponding to the strongest peppers in the world. The Espelette chilli pepper is on level 4 of this scale.

The harvest of the Espelette chilli pepper

The production process of the Espelette chilli pepper is particularly precise. The sowing is done in April. After germination, the seedlings are transplanted in an unheated greenhouse for about 45 days. In May, the plants are planted in the ground. At the beginning of the summer, the first flowers arrive, they will then turn into fruits. The Espelette chilli pepper is harvested from mid-August. It is then dried in the open air and then in the oven to be finally reduced to powder.

How to use the Espelette chilli pepper ?

The Espelette chilli pepper, if it is not extremely strong, must be used with parsimony all the same. It is a product of very beautiful quality, it does not need much to bring flavour to your recipes. It can be used in both savoury and dessert recipes.

Our recipe ideas with Espelette chilli pepper

Scallop cassolette with Espelette pepper

This cassolette is composed of scallops, mussels and shrimp tails. Open the mussels and set them aside. Fry the shrimps and scallops in a pan. Make a white wine sauce with corals, salt and pepper. Heat to reduce by a third, strain through a sieve, then add fresh cream and heat for a few moments. Add cornstarch or a little flour to thicken. Place the seafood in a casserole dish, add the sauce and the Espelette pepper and cook for 5 minutes in a normal oven and then 5 minutes on the grill.

Chili con carne with Espelette pepper

Chili con carne is a very popular dish. However, it can seem a little too spicy for sensitive palates. So I suggest making a chili con carne with Espelette pepper, a milder spice. Brown the beef with finely chopped peppers, onions and garlic. Add cumin, oregano and Espelette pepper. When the meat is cooked, add water and leave to cook for an hour on a low heat. Add the drained kidney beans and cook for another 30 minutes.

Brownie with Espelette pepper

If the brownie is a fairly classic dessert or snack, I suggest adding some Espelette pepper to bring a little flavor to this recipe. Melt butter and dark chocolate in the microwave. Beat eggs and powdered sugar then add flour and yeast. Then add the chocolate and butter. Mix to obtain a homogeneous paste. Add the Espelette pepper and mix again. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes at 180°.

The virtues for the health of the Espelette pepper

The pepper revolutionizes your dishes, but it is also very good for your health. We grant him numerous virtues. The Espelette pepper is rich in vitamins C, B6 and K. It is a powerful antioxidant which allows to fight against the ageing of the cells. It also preserves cardiovascular diseases. Its anti-inflammatory virtues make it a perfect ally in the treatment of pains and arthritis. It is diuretic and has digestive properties since it allows to predigest the food that you consume. The Espelette chilli pepper is also a slimming ally, do not hesitate to consume it during a diet.

The conservation of the Espelette chilli pepper

It is advised to preserve the Espelette chilli pepper in a place protected from the light and the humidity.


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Pays Basque - Euskara
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Dominique I. published the 15/09/2021 following an order made on 14/07/2021



Jacques C. published the 31/07/2021 following an order made on 14/07/2021



Chantal A. published the 17/07/2021 following an order made on 05/07/2021


On sent l’excellence de la qualité

Sylviane T. published the 15/07/2021 following an order made on 04/07/2021


je ne m'autoriserais pas plus que je ne m'aviserais en aucun cas de parler d'une spécialité régionale très spécifique d'une très grande réputation de façon affreusement et hautement négative ça NON JAMAIS je ne peut qu'encorager ces producteurs a continuer a oeuvrer pour faire connaitre leurs région de France ou l'on peut y découvrir bon nombre de spécialités culinaires que l'on ne voit nulle par ailleurs !!! ...

Pierre C. published the 15/07/2021 following an order made on 17/06/2021



Bruno B. published the 14/06/2021 following an order made on 01/06/2021


Vraiment excellent

Elise F. published the 05/05/2021 following an order made on 26/04/2021


Une petite merveille

Yzabel N. published the 03/05/2021 following an order made on 22/04/2021


Très subtil en arômes et frais en bouche. Je le trouve très équilibré. Rapport qualite / prix exceptionnel.

Guy B. published the 02/05/2021 following an order made on 13/04/2021


belle qualité , pratique à utiliser une fois transféré dans un contenant en verre.

Emmanuel W. published the 27/04/2021 following an order made on 16/04/2021


Produit AOP de qualité avec une belle amplitude aromatique (telle qu'on l'attend), un piquant délicat et bonne longueur. Je recommande.