The black pepper comes from India and is cultivated in tropical areas (Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Tasmania, and Madagascar). The black pepper is the entire fruit picked up before its maturity. It is dried under the sun until its envelope turns black, that’s why it is called “black pepper”, and gets quite wrinkled. Delices d’Annie presents you this well known spice.
Discover the different varieties of black pepper with Delices and d’Annie
There are many varieties of black pepper that are used by food specialists and gourmets. Among the most popular we can mention here:
- The Sarawak pepper, known for its refined aroma and its fresh note, that is cultivated in Borneo Island in Malaysia;
- The Voatsiperifery from Madagascar, very rich in essence;
- The Lampung pepper from Sumatra which has a strong aroma with an acid note;
- The Cubebe pepper, a very fresh pepper, from Indonesia which is also called queued pepper because of its little appendix;
- The Tellichery pepper form India which has a very soft aroma and a strong taste;
- The Tasmanian pepper;
- The long pepper from Himalaya which is appreciated for its spicy and slightly sweet taste.
How is it used in cooking?
Hot and spicy, with a delicious aroma, the crushed pepper is used to enhance the taste of meats, fish, vegetables, etc. It is generally added at the end of the cooking as it loses its flavor when it is cooked for a long time. In fact the heat destroys most of its taste.
How to keep the black pepper?
It is recommended to buy well dried peppercorns. It is better to keep them in a dry jar and store it in a dry and clean place and away from light for keeping all the pepper taste and flavor. If you do not want to use it whole, grind it in the dish just about 10 or 5 minutes before taking it off the heat.
If you are a pepper fan, find many dishes and preparations flavored with black pepper in Delices d’Annie catalog.