Pineapple flambéTry grinding black pepper on fresh pineapple, fry them in unsalted butter and flambé them with rum for a flavour sensation!
Pepper, the king of spices, is one of the oldest and most popular spices in the world.
One of the most versatile of spices, it is used in virtually all savoury cooking in cuisine’s worldwide. Not only does pepper have its own unique special seasoning, it also has the capacity to enhance other flavours and is also used in sweet cookery.
Black pepper has a rich earthy aroma, and tastes highly pungent with a richness reflected in the aroma. Black pepper is added to fruit cakes and gingerbreads. It can be served as a light seasoning on fresh fruit.
White peppercorns are less earthy and not as pungent or rich as the black spice and has a cleaner and less complex flavour than black pepper. White pepper can be used in pale milk or cream sauces. Ground white pepper is ideal for flavouring creamy mashed potatoes.
Did you know…?
Pepper has long been recognised as an ingredient for stimulating the appetite as well as being an aid in the relief of nausea.