Turkey / Capsicum annum
This lucious pepper flake from Turkey has an earthy, smoky edge that hints at chocolate and tobacco alongside a mild heat giving it a well rounded, complex flavor. Similar to Aleppo pepper in terms of heat level (and geography...the town of Urfa is only one mountain range away), it also has a wide range of uses and will enhance most any dish- sweet or savory.
The peppers are harvested and sun dried during the day and then wrapped to sweat at night to develop the depth of flavor. The peppers are then processed with olive oil and salt to create a smooth texture and punch of flavor.
1/2 cup is about 2.24 oz