Wild Pepper Cooking Tips
- Wild pepper carries a different flavour to black pepper. It is aromatic, fresh, citrus, tangy & all with a moderate spiciness.
- Wild pepper can be used either whole or ground.
- Use whole wild peppercorns with steamed vegetables or try adding to fruit compotes - just remember to remove the peppercorns before serving!
- Use ground wild pepper to accompany pan fried (sautéed) crunchy vegetables or mushrooms.
- If using with meat, grind to a fine powder and season - just as you would do with salt & pepper normally - before roasting or grilling.
Also try using with fish - the fresh citrus flavour of the pepper compliments a squeeze of lemon over grilled or roasted fish before serving.
- Spice flavour profile
Wild pepper has a mild spiciness to it which is complimented by its aromatic, fruity, tangy & citrus flavours. It also has an almost menthol freshness and which contrasts to the hearty flavours of true black pepper.
- Spice Pairings