Introducing Sweet Red Kapia Peppers

by Dorothy Reinhold on September 13, 2013

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Long, perfectly shaped and sweeter than the average bear, these new Sweet Red Kapia Peppers are worth seeking out in your produce section at the market.

The Red Kapia, a native of Eastern Europe, is the main pepper in Hungarian Paprika.

Red lips on Shockingly DeliciousColored like Taylor Swift’s lips, it’s in the same family as the bell pepper, only tastes sweeter than a red bell.

What to do with Sweet Red Kapia Peppers?

  1. Slice and use as vegetable dipping sticks for hummus or other dips.
  2. Chop and add to your salad.
  3. Char, steam, skin and seed and use as you would other roasted red peppers.
  4. Roast, or stir-fry with onions for a peppers-and-onions vegetable side dish.
  5. Stuff with something yummy like cooked rice or grains and cheese, and bake.
  6. Chop and toss pieces with pasta, garlic and olive oil.

Sweet Red Kapia  Peppers on Shockingly DeliciousThese peppers are grown in Mexico, come in a 10-ounce bag and sell for about $2.99.

Disclosure: Melissa’s Produce sent the peppers for recipe testing.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

3 Putt Don September 14, 2013 at 2:38 am

Hey Dot,
Where did you find these in SoCal?


Dorothy Reinhold September 14, 2013 at 4:09 pm

You may try Gelson’s and/or Bristol Farms. If you don’t see them, ask the produce guy to get them for you. He can!


SallyBR September 13, 2013 at 7:15 am

WOW, they look great! Now I am curious about something – a friend of mine from Brazil gave me a very special gift, a jarred pepper concoction that is supposed to be authentic for Hungarian Paprikash. I will check the label for the type of pepper.


Dorothy Reinhold September 13, 2013 at 12:16 pm

Maybe they’re the same pepper!


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