Pepper is one of the most used spices in the kitchen and highly prized for its flavor, aroma and versatility in the preparation of many recipes.
There are many types of peppers. There are Jamaican pepper, Brazilian pepper, cayenne pepper, or African pepper, among many others. But the best known are the Piper family.
Within this genre are black pepper and white pepper, but there are also "green pepper" and "red pepper".
It is the most used in our kitchens because it has a strong and spicy flavor. It is picked when its berries are not ripe and they are allowed to dry, hence the rough and black appearance that it presents.
We can use it in any type of preparation: stews, roasts, pickles or in salads.
In this case, and unlike black pepper, it is harvested when its berries are ripe. It has a mild flavor but very intense. When it has been collected, it is macerated in water to remove the skin and use the grain.
It combines very well in dishes with meat, fish, soups, sauces or fruits.
Like black pepper, it is picked when the fruit is immature. But in this case, green pepper attract attention for its intense green color and its mint flavor. This pepper is perfect for fish stews, meats, sauces and seafood.
It is the least known because it is not easily found in the market. It is harvested when the fruit is ripe. It has a mild flavor and a strong aroma.
It can be used in the preparation of meats, fish, soups or sauces.
July 23, 2018
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