19 November 2015
Kitchen Dictionary: pepper
Ethnicity: India, Indonesia Ingredient
Season: available year-round
How to select: Black and white are available whole, cracked, and ground. Green peppercorns are packed in brine and are available in jars and cans.
How to store: Whole: store in a cool, dark place for about a year. Ground will keep its flavor for about four months. Green peppercorns packed in brine should be refrigerated once opened and will keep for 1 month; packed in water will keep for a week.
How to prepare: Whole peppercorns freshly ground with a pepper mill deliver more flavor than preground.
Matches well with: cheese, eggs, fish, game, lamb, pork, poultry, salad, sausages, soup, steaks, strawberries, tomatoes, veal