SZECHUAN PEPPER is native to the Szechuan province of China and is the dried berry of the prickly ash. The aroma is warm, peppery and fragrant with distinct citrus notes. The flavour is pungent and biting with warm lemon overtones and produces a strange, numbing, anaesthetic feeling on the tongue.
SUGGESTED USES: This pepper is an ideal accompaniment to rich fatty foods like pork and duck. Try dry roasting, grinding and blending with salt (the bitter small black seeds inside should be discarded before grinding) for a unique seasoning for meats.