Drizzle the mackerel with the butter sauce and top each fish with a sprig of peppercorn
Award-winning India Tree Tellicherry Peppercorns
are available nationally at specialty retailers, gourmet supermarkets, and cookware stores, as well as on-line from Amazon and Cheftools.
As soon as you take the fish out of the oven, break the salt and peppercorn
crust and lift it off.
The company, which is highly regarded by chefs for its flaky-textured Maldon sea salt, plans to launch the Organic Food Federation-certified premium peppercorns
Strawberries, basil and Sichuan peppercorns
may seem like an odd combination, but the gentle spicy heat of the pepper compliments the clean, warm, scented basil.
In this Chinese noodle dish from Sichuan, toppings for tender egg noodles are fried ground pork, cilantro, green onions, crisp bean sprouts, Chinese black vinegar, numbing Sichuan peppercorns
, and pungent preserved vegetables.
The Pink Peppercorn
Dressing has balanced the sweet flavor of honey with just the right dose of pink peppercorns
steaks Pop the potatoes on to a roasting pan, evenly coat the chips in oil and season.
1 large or 2 small shallots, very finely chopped a few grindings (or a pinch) of nutmeg a large pinch of cayenne pepper salt & freshly ground black pepper 400 g (14 oz) cooked ham 2 tsp small capers a pinch of ground mace 225g (8 oz) butter To decorate - bay leaves, sprigs of thyme, pink, black or green peppercorns
1 Cut the ham into rough chunks and process briefly, using the pulse button if you have one, until just shredded, but not minced.
Allow to cool before placing in the fridge to chill for 1 hr before serving, scattered with peppercorns
Steaks with Green Peppercorns
& Olives Ingredients (serves 4) 4 sirloin or fillet steaks, 2cm thick 3 garlic cloves crushed 3 tbsp finely chopped fresh flat leaf parsley 5 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil Freshly squeezed juice of 1 lemon Soft green peppercorns
65g pitted green and black olives ' tbsp Balsamic vinegar 2 tbsp olive oil 1 garlic clove, crushed 2 large firm tomatoes, skinned, deseeded and finely chopped Method 1.
Serves 4 Ingredients 700g new potatoes, quartered ' tsp garam masala ' tsp cumin seeds 4 fresh curry leaves ' tsp coriander powder - tsp asafetida 1 tsp ginger, grated 1 tsp garlic, minced 1 red onions, sliced ' tsp chilli powder 1 tin of tinned chopped tomatoes Handful fresh coriander, chopped 200ml vegetable stock 4 whole black peppercorns
1 tbsp gram flour 2 tbsp cooking oil Salt to taste Method Pour the cooking oil in a large saucepan and heat over a medium flame.