Originating from the Basque region of France, the Espelette pepper is distinctively smoky, sweet, and mildly hot. It brings stand-out flavor and vibrant color to this zesty, Mediterranean-herbed rub. Use it to enhance the taste of grilled meats, burgers, vegetables, seafood, and poultry.
Piment dEspelette can be found in specialty food stores or online. A hot paprika, such as McCormick Gourmet Hot Hungarian Paprika can be used as a substitute, if unable to find Piment dEspelette. This rub is also great on plancha grilled meats, burgers, vegetables, fish and poultry. Use Basque-Inspired Rub with Espelette Pepper to prepare Crusted Fish and Ratatouille a la Plancha.