Cole & Mason Whole Long Peppers
Eat our Whole Long Peppers with a slab of pork ribs. Whole long peppers have sweet notes of nutmeg, cinnamon and cardamom. Those match well with a smoky, sweet and sticky barbecue sauce heaped on pork ribs. The nuanced heat of the pepper gives that sweetness a gentle fiery kick.
Why not try pairing it with fresh, spring vegetables. Sprinkle roast asparagus with a long pepper, a mix of minced garlic, lemon zest and coriander. Whisk long pepper into cream (along with brown sugar, cardamom and vanilla) to pour over stewed fruits. The gentle heat and sweet notes of nutmeg and cinnamon partner well with the sweet fruit.
Our peppers come from Java, Indonesia. Long peppers were common in ancient Greece and Rome before black pepper and were first mentioned in ancient Ayurveda textbook (an Indian form of medicine). Today, long pepper is found in dishes from India, Nepal, North Africa, Indonesia and Malaysia.
Supplier: The Spice Company