Spanish Smoked Hot Paprika is also known as Pimenton de la Vera, Picante. It is a popular ingredient in many Mediterranean recipes, and essential to Spanish cuisine. The peppers are dried slowly over an oak-burning fire for several weeks for a hot, smoky flavor. Try it in soups or chorizo, on sauteed spinach or grilled baby octopus. Add it to garlic flavored mayonnaise, which can then be used as a spread for grilling chicken or fish. Use it to make your deviled eggs truly wicked.