Terre Exotique’s red Szechuan berry - Sichuan pepper - is citrusy and spicy - a versatile pepper that pairs well with white fish, grilled asparagus and chocolate tortes. Taking its name from the region it grows, Szechuan, these small berries start green, turn red, then brown when fully ripened. The berries are dried, the two black seeds removed, leaving the outer red husk to be used in cooking.
Loved in China thanks to the combination of freshness and heat, these small berries were popular in Europe in the 13th century when Marco Polo imported them to Venice. The Szechuan berry then fell out of fashion, reappearing in the 19th century.
To use the Szechuan berry, dry fry the whole peppercorns in a pan for a few minutes before use until fragrant. Crush with a pestle and mortar, then sprinkle over mapo dofu, spiced chicken wings, or pair with griddled stone fruits for a burst of cool spice.
This large bag is ideal for home and professional kitchens – the red Szechuan berry comes in opaque packaging, protecting them from light and preserving the fresh flavour, while the flat base makes it easy to store.
About Terre Exotique
Terre Exotique works directly with hundreds of specialist farmers and producers around the world – to bring the very best peppers, spices and salts to our tables. The company was founded by Erwann de Kerros, a Breton and seasoned traveller. After tasting pepper in the Penja plantation in Cameroon, Kerros yearned to try other specialist peppers and spices – and Terre Exotique was born.
The company works closely with farmers to preserve natural habitats, and to ensure a sustainable income for local communities. Each spice is carefully packed in pouches – the opaque packaging preserves the flavours and aroma of your spice, by protecting them from sunlight. So the ingredients stay at their best for longer.
Ingredients: Red Szechuan berry
Storage: Store in a cool, dry place.
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