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S&B - Sansho Pepper 12 grams
- Ground Green Japanese Pepper!
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That is what happened to me when I was living in Japan, and I reached for the unfamiliar little green bottle with the indecipherable writing and sprinkled some on my food. Yum.
Sansho is the dried and ground husk of the Sichuan pepper, which is neither a peppercorn nor a chili pepper. It looks more like a berry when you see it on the tree, or like a coffee bean. The peppers are used widely in Asian cooking, especially Chinese Sichuan (also spelled "Szechwan") cooking. Sansho has the unique quality of slightly numbing the tongue, which allows you to experience more of the flavor and less of the heat of other peppers. That makes it is one of the key ingredients in the famous Chinese 5-Spice and the Japanese 7-Spice blends.
On its own, sansho doesn't taste like pepper. It has a more aromatic character, almost a lemony/spicy quality. In Japan, it is said that sansho tastes like spring. The spice is traditionally used on unagi eel, or as a topping for hot noodle broths like udon.
Personally, I can put sansho on pretty much anything. It tastes great on scrambled eggs or pan-fried potatoes. I even recently made a batch of sansho chicken sausage that turned out fantastic. If you give it a taste, you will soon find plenty of foods that you think will benefit from a sprinkling of sansho.
This little green "S & B Sansho" bottle is about as ubiquitous as it gets in Japan. I don't know if I had any other kind of sansho, and I am thrilled that I can still get this in the US.
Well-sealed and smells exactly like what I remember from Japan :)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
works very well on rice alone or mixed in with complex dishes, has a sort of lemon grass flavor. i love this stuff!Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
good but found the same product with lower price at a local asian grocery storePublished 2 months ago by Aurora
Not sure about this pepper. Can't decide if I like the taste or not.Published 18 months ago by T-dog