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[mass noun] A moderately hot-tasting powdered spice made from the dried fruits of a variety of capsicum, used especially in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cooking:‘this roast gets a double dose of sweet, mildly spicy Aleppo pepper’
- ‘Use a small whisk to incorporate the brown sugar, garlic, and Aleppo pepper.’
- ‘Crushed red pepper flakes will do in a pinch, but we prefer the the subtle, slightly sweet spiciness of the Aleppo pepper.’
- ‘I did a little research and debated using Aleppo pepper, to be more authentic.’
- ‘Her first submission was pumpkin soup with her new favorite spice - Aleppo pepper.’
- ‘I could imagine arguing over the sea scallops and diced fried potatoes bathed in warm olive oil and spicy Aleppo pepper.’
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