Pepper - Szechuan

China / Zanthoxylum piperitum
  • Double sized pepper szechuan 2

Szechuan pepper is not related to black pepper, but is the dried berry from the Chinese prickly ash bush. Also known as fagara, this spice has a tingly flavor that zaps the tongue like an electrical current. Intense! Use like pepper for a tasty change of pace.

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Max Mcfarland
12 months ago

Szechuan pepper has an awesome flavor that pairs great with citrus. I made a lemon Szechuan sorbet by infusing the pepper into a simple syrup.

Added bonus: the leftover syrup can make an awesome cocktail.

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