Yidu Chili is a traditional variety from the Shangdong province of the eastern coast of China. It is from Yidu county, now known as Qingzhou City. The region has four distinct seasons and is harvested as the mountainous region enters autumn after a hot and rainy summer. It is a large, deep purple chili with mild and smokey characteristics.
Nice to use as a spicier paprika powder and add to chili oil to give a nice red color to the condiment.
Pair with: Lamb, Sichuan pepper, bell pepper, sun-dried tomatoes, eggplant, shrimp, gulasch, and stir-fries.