Spanish smoked paprika gives our okra a deep, zesty flavor. With its vibrant taste and firm texture, Smokra is a knockout healthy snack and a great addition to an appetizer plate. Wrap Smokra in ham and halve it diagonally for a tasty treat and use the brine for marinating brisket, tofu, or pork! Smokra was featured in Oprah magazine in a Cubano sandwich.
The Ricks Picks Story
For me, the passion for pickles began as a family affair. I grew up making pickles with my Mom, Holly and my Dad, Dan in the summertime in Vermont. Making those pickles was as much fun as eating them, and that pleasure stayed with me as I grew up. I rekindled the passion for pickle-making in the kitchen of my one-bedroom apartment in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn over 15 years ago, using fresh produce from the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket. And after a career as a television producer for VH1 and Bill Moyers, I founded Rick's Picks in 2004. Over the course of the next several years I built the company into a national brand known for savory, hand packed, all natural pickles made in season with produce from trusted local farmers. We’ve won numerous industry awards for innovative pickles of exceptional quality, distinctive flavor profiles and mouth-watering appeal. I think the best way to sum up what we do is this: Rick’s Picks makes pickles for people who cherish the traditions of home canning and appreciate the innovative spirit of the food world today. Thanks for giving us a try!