Other names: Pimiento, pepper, sweet pepper
Translations: Jamaikas pipari, Pimenta genties, Cuişoare, Piment, Ớt, Piment, Душистый перец, Γλυκοπίπερο, فلفل حلو, 피망, Jamajský pepř, Bumbu cengkeh, 多香果, Pebrot morró, Piment, Jamajské korenie, פימנטו, Пимент, ピーマン, Piment, Piment, Piment, Pimiento morrón, Запашний перець, Punainen paprika, Бахар
Pimentos are red peppers that are large and heart-shaped that are located in the center of olives
Colors: Red, bright red
Flavors: Sweet, picante
Mouthfeel: Soft, Smushy
Food complements: Cheese, Olives, Tomatoes
Wine complements: White wines, Red wines
Beverage complements: Water, Ginger ale, Beer
Substitutes: Red pepper, Cherry peppers
Selecting and Buying
Seasonality: january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, opctober, november, december
Peak: january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, opctober, november, december
Choosing: Look for Pimentos that appear to be fresh and not damaged.
Buying: Pimentos are available in a jar in almost any grocery store.
Procuring: Pimentos are actually small chunks of red pepper.
Preparation and Use
Commonly found inside green olives and used in Pimento Cheese. Salads are also excellent for Pimentos.
Cleaning: Rinse the Pimento upon removing it from the jar.
Conserving and Storing
Store Pimentos in a refrigerator after opening for no longer than the date stamped on the jar.