choosing a paprika

Discussion in 'Sauces, Rubs & Marinades' started by crestwood buck, May 25, 2010.

  1. Guys and gals, I am new to the smoking scene and was wanting your input on what kind of paprika is best to put in my rubs?  Thanks in advance, I have learned tons by reading on the SMF the last several months.
     
  2. smoking gun

    smoking gun Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

     I'm in crestwood and I use spanish paprika.  : )
     
  3. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

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    i use reg. spanish and a small amount of smoked.
     
  4. iso

    iso Smoke Blower

    Make small batches of rub with each kind. Some people prefer spanish, others likes hungarian, I prefer smoked with a touch of hungarian. Within the hungarian variety there are a few sub-varieties.

    Rub is different for every person.
     
  5. I am a fan of Szeged brand Hungarian paprika.  Great stuff for all types of uses and meats.  Sweet and rich, not hot.  My local grocery store also carries it.
     
  6. cliffcarter

    cliffcarter Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Hungarian. I buy Frontier, at the local boutique grocery. About 2 dollars for 4 ounces. It is very good quality IMO.
     
  7. indyadmin1974

    indyadmin1974 Smoking Fanatic

  8. Hungarian and Smoked from Penzey"s works well for me......
     
  9. rc1991

    rc1991 Smoke Blower

    I just picked some of this up the other day too to try - haven't used it yet but I did use their chipotle which I thought was very good. I never heard of this place before until a co-worker told me about it - there's a location right across from my office in NYC - pretty funny that it was right under my nose all that time - nice selection of stuff.
     
  10. shellbellc

    shellbellc Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I swear by all of Penzy's spices.  I have a smoke paprika from them and a hungarian. 

    Try a little of their cinnamon in your next rib rub...just a little because the cinnamon from them is very strong!  
     
  11. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    If you're using it in a rub with a lot of other flavours, I don't think it will matter much, what paprika you use. There will be such a mix of flavours that the subtleties of one paprika over another will be lost.
     
  12. pgsmoker64

    pgsmoker64 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    I like the Hungarian, but have a hard time finding it in bulk!

    Anyone have a website where we can order different styles of paprika?
     
  13. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  14. pgsmoker64

    pgsmoker64 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Thanks richoso1....great info! Went out there and bought some paprika!
     
  15. micker

    micker Fire Starter

    It all depends on what I'm making.  In my spice cabinet right now we have a smokey spanish, and both a spicy and a sweet hungarian.  It all depends on what it's going to be used for.  

    In rubs for things getting smoke I usually use the spicy hungarian.  The sweet is good with poultry and ham though.  The smokey spanish is used in almost anything that isnt going on the smoker. 
     
  16. smoking gun

    smoking gun Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Sure them Hungarians make some good paprika, but can you trust em?......... Can you?  [​IMG]
     
  17. Has anybody tried Moroccan paprika? I can't seem to find Hunky paprika where i am in Canada. My neighbor brought me some to try just haven't got around to it yet.
     
  18. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Here's a link to one of my suppliers for paprika, they are reputable and have a great customer service dept. http://www.savoryspiceshop.com/spices/paphngsw.html
     

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