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Enjoying Gourmet Peppercorns on a Myriad of Dishes

There is a plethora of gourmet peppercorns in the market today as consumers favor the wide range of exotic fragrance and taste offered by such food species. There are black peppercorns, green peppercorns, rose/pink peppercorns and white peppercorns that can be included in any favorite dish of the consumer or chef.

Dishes of delight

Gourmet peppercorns are not limited to the skilled chefs in top class restaurants today; simple ordinary housewives are discovering the delightful fragrance and taste of the wide variety of peppercorns in the market that can enhance their home cooked dishes.

The wide variety of black peppercorns offers a varying degree of cooking approaches to discover its flavor complexity. These black berries must be picked from the vine before ripening to red. The black color comes on when the berries are dried. The Tellicherry black peppercorn is the largest black peppercorn used as gourmet peppercorn in many instances. The Tellicherry has a deeper flavor while the green peppercorn is picked from the vine before its full maturing. Hence, one can find the green peppercorns offering a fresh, clean flavor that is best used in poultry, seafood, vegetable and pat├ęs dishes. These gourmet selections use dried green peppercorns that are grounded or crushed between the fingers.

Variety of peppercorns

There is a delightful range of gourmet peppercorns in the market to suit any dish cooked up by the chef. There are the air-dried Indian green peppercorns, freeze-dried peppercorns, rainbow peppercorns and Szechuan peppercorns in the offsite and online marketplace today.

The Rose peppercorn comes in 3 delightful re-sealable bag sizes of 2 oz, 5 oz and 10 oz for more value. Rose Peppercorns are actually pink mastic berries from Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean. These special corn species are lighter, softer and sweeter with a mild acidic flavor than other peppercorn. Nevertheless, the rose gourmet peppercorn can be easily applied on martinis and chocolate cookies for a whiff of pepper to top up the gourmet delight.

Whole peppercorn is commonly used in nouveau cuisine dishes besides functioning as a flavor to all types of meat such as chicken, pork or veal for a better taste.

White peppercorns have become gourmet peppercorns through a common use at homes and restaurants. There is a slight musky aroma with white peppercorn that is rich and winey on gourmet dishes. The flavor is hot and spicy for any soup or grilled meat. Ground white peppercorns are commonly sprinkled on dishes to release an exotic aroma and flavor without affecting the dish.


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