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Paprika or Chilean Color

The Chilean sofrito o starter fat for many dishes.

  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup, 190 grams shortening or lard
  • 1 tablespoon sweet paprika
  • 1 tablespoon merkén (Chilean smoked chili, available at Amazon), optional
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled, optional

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan or skillet, over medium heat, melt the shortening. If you want, add the garlic and let fry for 1 minute, remove and discard.
    Ingredients for chilean colorlard being melt garlic clove fried
  2. Add the paprika and Merken if using. Lower the heat to low, cook, stirring for 2 minutes.
    Paprika and merken for color
  3. Allow to cool in the same pot, it will solidify or transfer to a glass jar, you can strain if desired.

    Straining the color

  4. Keep refrigerated.
    Chilean ColorChilean color
  • Author: Pilar Hernandez
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Savory
  • Method: Stove cooked
  • Cuisine: Chilean

Keywords: chilean color, chilean sofrito