Spotlight Spice: Pink Peppercorns
This week we’re shining the spotlight on Pink Peppercorns. And they’re a big ol’ basket of lies. Why? Well, they aren’t really peppercorns. They’re actually dried berries from the Peruvian peppertree (which also grows in California - who knew?).
Feeling hoodwinked? Here’s information about Pink Peppercorns you can trust: they are roughly the shape and size of regular peppercorns, with a similar peppery flavor. It’s just a bit milder with a hint of fruitiness which adds a bit of flavor-intrigue to dishes you incorporate them into. They’re also pretty and add a bit of interest to the table.
Use them just as you would regular peppercorns – whole, crushed, or ground. They’re great in homemade rubs, sauces, marinades, and vinaigrettes and other salad dressings. They’re also nice mixed with other peppercorns in a pepper mill (take a shortcut by picking up our Multi-Color Peppercorn Blend).
Try crushing them and coating pork or beef with them prior to grilling or roasting for a tasty, crunchy crust.
Pick them up in the shop or in the Peppers & Salts section of allspiceonline.com.