Peppercorns, Black Inspiration
What Are Black Peppercorns?
Black Peppercorns are simply the whole version of ground black pepper. The ability to keep them whole offers a very pungent and fresh peppercorn that adds bite and depth to the dishes it is used in. Additionally, Black Peppercorns offer a lingering aroma sure to make any bite of food that much more exciting.
How Black Peppercorns Can Be Used
For starters, there is the extremely fresh aspect of grinding your own pepper. This not only gives an incredible taste, but the peak amount of aroma available from this ingredient. There is also an elegance and delicate nature to finishing a salad, soup, steak or other meal with a crack of black pepper.
Another use for whole peppercorns is in brines and pickling liquid. Many chefs want the flavor of pepper, but not the small particulates to linger and hold on to the product in the liquid. It is very common to use the larger peppercorns for ease of removal.
Finally, they can be used tied in a sachet in soups and stocks to give the pepper flavor but not to leave behind any color or residue.
The Flavor Behind Black Peppercorns
We source our Black Peppercorns from India’s Malabar Coast. We also source from Vietnam, Brazil and Indonesia. The actual Black Pepper grows off of the vines of pepper plants in tropical regions. The drupe of the plant is collected, washed and dried to capture the spice and pungency we all love.
Spiceology offers this Black Peppercorn because we understand that a bold ingredient such as this is really useful in any chef’s toolkit. You are able to add a sharp and confident layer of flavor to the dish you are working with. Our Black Peppercorns capture the famous flavor in a bottle and are a kitchen essential.