When archaeologist uncovered Ramses II, they found black peppercorn stuffed in his nostrils – this was part of the ritual mummification process. During the Age of Discovery, black pepper and the profit of the spice trade was one of the reasons Portugal, Spain, France, and other European nations sailed the world and expanded the map; to find new sources of spice. Nearly all pepper traded in the ancient world made its way through Malabar, on the Indian Peninsula, and is the main reason the region developed as a major port and trading post in the ancient world. Indeed, black peppercorns play a distinct part in human history that is more entrenched in the development of nations than we understand.
They also taste so flippin’ good.
Black pepper is used as a spice in nearly all the world’s cuisines as a pungent, spicy, heating agent for food due to the presence of capsaicin and piperine. Teasings of citrus and wood also add to black pepper’s allure, however, these peppercorns are roughly beaten down with a heavy smoking. Just open the container of smoked black peppercorns and you’ll be assaulted by its hoarse grit.
Ground smoked black peppercorns find a rather unique home in homemade barbeque sauces. Try using them in a Carolina or Kansas City style sauce and you’ll find that their smoky flavor will infuse throughout giving it a char-flavored kick.
|Ingredients||Smoked black peppercorns.|
|Recommended Applications||This Smoked Black Peppercorn is a great addition to grilled meat, in Bloody Mary’s, salsa, soups or on vegetables. It can also be used as a finishing pepper, or added to seasoning blends or rubs. This versatile condiment brings a smooth smoky flavor to any dish, as it is naturally smoked over hickory wood.|
|Basic Preparation||Ready to add to any recipe as directed, as no preparation is required.|
|Cuisine||American, Asian, European, Indian|
|Taste & Aroma||Hot, Pungent, Smoky|
|Handling / Storage||To be stored in a cool, dry place.|
|Qualities||All Natural, Gluten-Free, Kosher Parve, Non-GMO|
|Country of Origin||United States|
What Everyone is Saying