Red Sichuan Pepper
Red Sichuan Pepper
Red Sichuan Pepper
Red Sichuan Pepper
Red Sichuan Pepper
Red Sichuan Pepper

Red Sichuan Pepper

Red Sichuan Pepper, often confused with pepper, is distinguished by its unique flavor and exceptional aroma . This spice reveals woody notes followed by a warm intensity . Its scent, intensely lemony and slightly resinous.         

It is a lively , fruity and spicy condiment , flirting with a touch of bitterness . The red Sichuan berry is the perfect ally to enhance both savory dishes and sweet creations , bringing a touch of exoticism to each bite.         

  • Bay Power : 8/10
  • Main notes : A symphony of flavors where citrus notes mingle with floral accents   
  • Use : Perfect for versatile cooking , from savory to sweet 
  • Origin : China and Bhutan   

At Comptoir de Toamasina , we are proud to offer you red Szechuan bay, an aromatic treasure that captivates the senses. Discover this berry with captivating flavors, buy the red Sichuan berry at the best value for money. 

Packaging
PTM30
€3.69

 

BUY SICHUAN RED Pepper AND HOW TO USE IT

Le Comptoir de Toamasina offers you the opportunity to buy Red Sichuan Bay, a berry that comes from Asia. E xplore the riches of the Red Pepper of Sichuan: An essential ingredient in the kitchen.

Le Comptoir de Toamasina, an expert in exceptional spices and  rare peppers , suggests that you explore the riches of the red Pepper of Sichuan . 

This bay is unique in gastronomy.

It reveals a fascinating aromatic palette , conducive to awakening the senses. It invites you on an unprecedented taste journey, where aromas of lemongrass , a touch of pepper , with touches of wood and a subtle spicy heat combine . Its unique character stimulates the imagination of our collaborating chefs in Brazil, from prestigious establishments to innovative pastry chefs, to design creative and exquisite cuisine .        

We are pleased to present to you different packaging, in bottles, the Sichuan pepper mill and the Sichuan red bay per kilo.

Treat yourself to Sichuan red berries at the most advantageous price per kilo , with our practical packaging ranging from 100 to 500g . It is an essential spice that promises to revolutionize your culinary experience , just like maniguette and  timut . Let yourself be tempted by this exceptional discovery!   

WHAT IS SICHUAN RED BERRY?

Sichuan pepper, also known as Sichuan pepper, is a spice native to the Sichuan region of China, close to Tibet. Coming from the “Zanthoxylum piperitum” shrub, this pepper is known for its reddish berries with a unique taste, combining spicy and lemony notes. Very popular in Chinese and Asian cuisine, it flavors various dishes ranging from meat to vegetables, including fish, rice, and even certain desserts.

A thousand-year-old history

Used for over 3,000 years, Sichuan pepper has a rich history. In ancient China, it was valued for its culinary and medicinal properties. The emperors used it to flavor the dishes of the imperial court. Its popularity then spread throughout Asia, particularly in Japan and Korea. Today, it is also integrated into Western cuisine, adding an exotic and spicy touch to dishes.

Growing Sichuan Pepper

Where to Plant?

The Sichuan pepper tree is a hardy plant that adapts to various types of soil. For optimal growth, it is best to plant it in rich, light, well-drained soil. A sunny location is ideal for encouraging flowering.

How to Cultivate?

Planting is generally done in spring or autumn to avoid winter frosts and high summer heat. Although resistant, the pepper tree requires regular watering the first year. An annual addition of organic fertilizer such as compost or manure is beneficial for nourishing the soil.

Maintenance of the Pepper Plant

The Sichuan pepper tree is quite resistant to harsh climatic conditions. However, during periods of drought or frost, regular watering and adequate protection, such as a winter cover, are necessary. Pruning the tree, carried out after harvest or at the end of winter, removes dead branches and facilitates future harvests.

Multiplication of Plants

To meet growing demand, producers use two main methods to propagate plants: planting seedlings from the seeds of the berries, and cuttings from semi-ripe wood in summer. Although cuttings are less common due to more fragile rooting, it remains a viable method.

Harvest and Use

After three years of growth, pepper plants begin to produce red berries.

Harvesting Sichuan pepper is a meticulous process. In autumn, local farmers pick the ripe berries by hand, carefully avoiding the shrub's thorny branches. The berries are then dried in the sun to preserve their aroma and crunchy texture. This manual harvest guarantees the quality and authenticity of each berry.

Mainly in October, the harvest consists of picking the ripe berries, removing the stalks, then drying the red hulls. Once dried, these hulls become Sichuan pepper, ready to be used to season various dishes.

WHAT DOES SICHUAN RED BERRY TASTE LIKE?

The Sichuan red berry is renowned for its distinctive and complex flavor. It offers a unique taste experience.
But we must remind you that this berry also has a slightly anesthetic effect, leaving sweet notes of cherry liqueur at the end of the tasting.
Sichuan red berries are often described as having a tart, lemon-like taste, with a floral, spicy touch.

They are very aromatic, with notes of pine and lavender, and a subtle citrus sweetness. It is an essential ingredient for fans of Asian cuisine, especially Chinese cuisine.
These characteristics make it an exceptional seasoning for a variety of dishes, adding a touch of freshness and exoticism to your culinary creations.

HOW TO USE SICHUAN RED BERRY IN COOKING

Sichuan red berry is an aromatic treasure that pairs perfectly with a variety of ingredients in cooking.  

We advise you to roast it before using it, you can let it infuse in a recipe or reduce it to powder with a pestle. 

Here are some suggestions for pairing it with your dishes:

  1. Salmon  : Enhance the flavor of grilled salmon by adding a pinch of Sichuan red berry. Its spicy and lemony side will bring a new dimension to this delicate fish.

  2. Chicken  : Incorporate Sichuan red berry into your chicken marinades. It goes wonderfully with white meats and adds an exotic note.

  3. Beef  : Let yourself be surprised by the combination of Sichuan red berry with a good steak. Its spicy and woody profile perfectly complements the flavor of the meat.

  4. Noodles, Rice and Pasta  : Add a few grains of Sichuan red berry to your noodle, rice or pasta dishes for an original touch. It will subtly enhance your dishes.

  5. Chocolate and Red Fruits  : Dare to experiment by combining Sichuan red berries with chocolate desserts or red fruits. Its unique scent will bring an intriguing dimension to your sweets.

  6. Ice cream  : Sprinkle your favorite ice cream with Sichuan red berry for an extraordinary gourmet experience.

  7. Sauces and Emulsions  : Use the Sichuan red berry to flavor your sauces, vinaigrettes and emulsions. It will bring unrivaled aromatic complexity.

MY 8 FAVORITE RECIPES WITH THIS BERRY

Discover Arnaud's easy recipes for using Red Sichuan Berry, from cocktails to dessert: 

1. Szechuan Mule Cocktail

Sichuan Mule Cocktail: Mix 60 ml of vodka, 15 ml of lime juice and 1 teaspoon of crushed Sichuan red pepper in a cocktail shaker with ice. Filter into a glass filled with ice and complete with 120 ml of ginger beer. Garnish with a slice of lime and mint leaves. Here, I like the spicy and slightly lemony note of the Sichuan pepper.

2. Stir-fried Chicken with Sichuan Pepper

Stir-fried chicken with Sichuan pepper: Season 4 chicken fillets with 1 tablespoon Sichuan red pepper, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, 1 tablespoon honey, 1 clove minced garlic and 1 teaspoon grated ginger. Saute them in a pan until cooked through. Serve with sautéed vegetables of your choice. Here, I like the marriage of sweet and spicy flavors.

3. Mango and Shrimp Salad with Sichuan Pepper

Mango and shrimp salad with Sichuan pepper: Mix 200 g of cooked shrimp, 1 diced mango, 1 diced avocado and a handful of arugula in a salad bowl. Season with 1 teaspoon Sichuan red pepper, the juice of a lime, salt and pepper. Mix well and serve chilled. Here, I love the fruity freshness and subtle spice of Sichuan pepper.

4. Pork Tenderloin with Sichuan Pepper and Honey

Pork Tenderloin with Sichuan Pepper and Honey: Season a pork tenderloin with 2 tablespoons Sichuan red pepper, 2 tablespoons honey, 2 tablespoons soy sauce and 1 tablespoon sesame oil . Bake it in the oven at 180°C for 25-30 minutes. Serve with rice and green vegetables. Here, I love the sweetness of the honey combined with the spice of the Sichuan pepper.

5. Hot Chocolate with Sichuan Pepper

Hot chocolate with Sichuan pepper: Heat 500 ml of milk in a saucepan. Add 100 g of dark chocolate and let it melt while stirring. Add 1 tablespoon of Sichuan red pepper and 1 tablespoon of sugar. Mix well and serve hot. Here, I love the comforting warmth of chocolate enhanced by Sichuan pepper.

6. Fish Fillet with Sichuan Peppers and Lemon

Fish fillet with Sichuan pepper and lemon: Season 4 fillets of white fish with 2 tablespoons of Sichuan red pepper, the zest and juice of a lemon, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, salt and pepper. Cook the fish fillets in the pan or oven until cooked through. Serve with green vegetables. Here, I like the lemony freshness contrasting with the spice of Sichuan pepper.

7. Sichuan Pepper Ice Cream

Sichuan pepper ice cream: Heat 500 ml of liquid cream with 2 tablespoons of Sichuan red pepper. In a bowl, whisk 4 egg yolks with 100 g of sugar until the mixture turns white. Pour the hot cream over the egg mixture, stirring constantly. Cook over low heat until thickened. Let cool, then put in the freezer, stirring every hour until the ice cream is set. Here, I like the creaminess of the cream enhanced by the spicy flavor of Sichuan pepper.

8. Beef Skewers with Sichuan Pepper

Beef skewers with Sichuan pepper: Mix 500 g of cubed beef with 2 tablespoons of Sichuan red pepper, 2 tablespoons of soy sauce, 1 tablespoon of honey and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. 'olive. Thread the pieces of beef onto skewers. Grill them until cooked through. Serve with a salad or grilled vegetables. Here, I love the tenderness of the meat contrasting with the spicy crunch of the Sichuan pepper.

HOW TO STORE SICHUAN RED BERRY

Sichuan red berries should be stored in their packaging, protected from light and any temperature shock. 

Native country
China or Bhutan
BOTANICAL SPECIES
Zanthoxylum piperitum
INGREDIENTS
Red Sichuan Pepper
AROMATIC POWER
08/10
ALLERGEN
Absence
POSSIBLE TRACES OF ALLERGENS
None
PACKAGING
Bottle, Mill and Bag
Preparation / Delivery
Preparation within 24 hours - Delivery within 48 hours
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