Sunday, November 4, 2012

Pink Peppercorns

Pink "peppercorns" are from the Baies rose plant, grown on the tiny Reunion Island very near Madagascar. They are not really peppercorns at all but are referred to as such because of their shape and peppery flavor.  It is a light and unmistakeably sweet  flavor which will add both a splash of color and a delicate fruity heat to your cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes or steamed leafy greens.  These berries are softer so they aren't usually ground in a spice mill, instead you can lightly crush them in a mortar and pestle. These pink peppercorns are often slightly higher in price, but you use them sparingly and it is so worth it for the taste.

2 comments:

Angela McRae said...

Sounds like a spice worth seeking out. Thanks for the info!

Marilyn said...

I also brought some pink peppercorns home from France a few years ago and did so enjoy them. Now I wish I had know what you shared here when I had them.