Smoked paprika, also known as Spanish paprika or pimentón, is a spice made from dried and smoked red peppers. It has a rich, smoky flavor and adds depth to dishes. The peppers are traditionally smoked over oak fires, which imparts a distinct smoky aroma and taste to the spice. Smoked paprika is commonly used in Spanish cuisine and can be found in various spice blends and recipes. It is available in different intensities, ranging from mild to hot, allowing for versatility in flavor profiles.