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Sichuan Peppers are one of the only spices in the world that carry their trademark "numbing" flavour, which numbs your tongue without any spice. Use in combination with spicy food for a party in your mouth. The most unusual yet enjoyable use we've seen is small quantities of Sichuan Pepper powder fused into egg custard pudding.
Sichuan Peppercorns Cooking Notes
Cuisine... Chinese, Japanese, Korean
Food Pairings... Chillies, tofu, mushroom, hotpot, fish, meat dishes, spice rubs, barbeques, eggplant, custard
Flavour / Tastes Like... Chili, Mint, 'Numbness'
Serving size... 0.5 grams (if powdering) or 5 grams (if using whole, can be removed before serving)
Directions for use... Use spice directly, no need to grind. Make sure to strain after use. If grinding, use a pestle and mortar or an electric spice grinder. Optional tip if using whole: Pound for 10-20 seconds before use in a pestle and mortar to release more flavour.
Recipes... Sichuan Cold Cucumber Salad, Sichuan style spicy Chicken, Mapo Doufu
Sichuan Peppercorns Technical Notes
Origin... Sichuan Province, China
Quality*... Shining Red Flower, Extra Bold
Industry Knowledge... Varieties of Sichuan Peppercorns can found throughout the temperate zones of China, Japan, the Himalayas and North America, but in the strictest sense refers to the red flower pepper - native to the Sichuan Province in Northern China. These Chinese Sichuan Peppercorns provide a unique sensation on the taste buds, instead of being hot or pungent like other peppers and chillies. They create a unique tingling, numbing sensation which prepares the palate for the intense heat usually accompanied with the peppers. Sichuan Peppercorn seeds themselves do not contribute to the taste - they are gritty and unpleasant to taste. At Regency we have carefully removed all seeds from our Sichuan Peppercorns meaning they are ready for immediate use and no additional preparation is needed! Learn more about Sichuan Pepper.
Also known as... Zanthoxylum simulansTILFDA, TIRPHAL, TEPHAL, TEPPAL , SICHUAN PEPPER, SZECHWAN PEPPERCORN, FAGARA, HUA JIAO, SANSHO, SZECHUAN-PFEFFER , POIVRE DU SETCHUAN, POIVRE DU SICHUAN, BAIES DE SZECHUAN