Szechuan pepper

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Szechuan pepper

Chinese medicine
A deciduous tree, the fruit of which is carminative, diuretic, stimulant and tonic; it is used for constipation, nocturnal emissions and urinary frequency.
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For the cucumber pickle you will need one cucumber, 4 tbsp of rice wine vinegar, 2 tbsp of salt, 3 tbsp of rice wine or cider vinegar, 3 tbsp caster sugar, one red chilli, halved, seeded and finely sliced, 3cm of ginger, peeled and grated, and to spice up the salmon, 1 dsp of crushed Szechwan peppers, a tsp of salt, 1 tbsp of sesame oil and of course four salmon steaks - the fresher the better.
The UIC Investigators have screened more than 300 plant extracts routinely used in alternative medicine practice for the treatment or control of dental cavities and gum disease, including the Chinese nutgall and Szechwan pepper.
Bittersweet Chocolate Sorbet with Szechwan Pepper, Butternut Squash and Passion Fruit (Serves 8)
2 cups water 8 ounces 70% chocolate 5 ounces granulated sugar Pinch of ground Szechwan pepper
Crush the Szechwan peppers and mix with the red wine and one tbsp olive oil, then add the diced peppadew peppers and the tomatoes so the flavours can mingle.