For centuries, wood smoke has been used to enhance and preserve food, using traditional, tried and true smoking methods.
Sofrito is the base of many traditional Spanish dishes including the popularised rice-based dish, paella. For Wellington-based Panman – a wildly successful family owned and operated paella catering business – it was high time to start experimenting with different ingredients and age-old smoking methods, in a bid to produce a ready-made sofrito that would complement their flavoursome recipes.
After two years of recipe refinement, the team finally settled on a winning formula and the hot and spicy goodness that is Hoot was born.
Hoot provides the base in Panman's paellas, delivering the right amount of heat, flavour and that unmistakable smoky taste to all their recipes.
This week, we're offering four lucky Dish readers the chance to add a little spice to their weekly meal routine and secure a six pack of Hoot goodness.
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Crafted from fine ingredients Hoot is a chilli paste that is carefully smoked and blended to create an unique smoky flavour. Designed to encourage experimentation in your everyday cooking, Hoot can be used in a variety of dishes as an ingredient to enhance flavours or used as a condiment for an additional hit.
Hoot provides the base in Panman's paellas, delivering the right amount of heat, flavour and that unmistakable smoky taste to all of their recipes.