More than just salt’s other half: 3 great ideas for pepper
Did you know that in ancient times when spices were used medicinally, peppercorns were highly prized by the Pharaohs during Egyptian mummification rituals? It didn't take long for the world to clock on to the culinary benefits of this fiery fruit (yes, the peppercorn is a fruit!) and these days, 'black gold' is a staple ingredient in kitchens across the globe.
Combining heat with a sweet aroma, pepper enhances the flavour of meat and vegetables, making it a compulsory component for any dinner table. You might be used to adding this sensational spice as an afterthought, but why not put pepper in the spotlight and try a generous shake in one of these delicious recipes?
EXCELLENT IN ALL SAVOURY DISHES
Ground Black Pepper
Use 1/2 - 1 tsp for 4 servings
Why not try...
A hoot with fruit
For a comforting dessert, try this stimulating sweet treat of Spice Roasted Nectarines and Apricots with Orange Zest and Black Pepper
Do the kumquat rock
For an unusual dinner party dish, try our delicious Duck with Kumquats recipe and add lashings of Schwartz Course Ground Pepper to heighten the citrus aromas included within by adding a few lashings of Schwartz Course Ground Pepper.
Jammin’ with gammon
This marvellous marinade of brown sugar, honey and Schwartz Black and Red Pepper is sure to please, so try our easy Pepper Glazed Gammon for a sweet and spicy flavour sensation
Spicing up sauces, egg or cheese dishes
…and of course, ground black pepper is great sprinkled into savoury dishes at the end of cooking or at the table.
Ground black pepper is more than just salt’s other half. Labelled 'black gold' by 15th century European traders upon discovering the spice in India, pepper is today a staple ingredient in kitchens across the length and breadth of the globe. Combining a distinctive heat with a wonderfully sweet aroma, it naturally enhances the flavour of meat and vegetables, making it a compulsory component of any dinner table. Though you might be used to adding this sensational spice as an afterthought to season savoury dishes, why not put pepper in the spotlight and try a generous shake in one of these delicious recipes?