With its exotic aromas and tea notes, passion pepper brings a spicy and sweet note to your dishes. Ideal for stews, African cuisine...
Pairings: Fish in sauce or grilled, white meat, red meat, game, fried vegetables
Dosage: A few grains in your dishes in sauce, or a pinch in your dishes
Packaging: Reclosable bag - aroma preservation.
Origin - Plantations: Ethiopia - Central Plateau 1800-3000m
"Passion pepper combines length and exotic flavours. Very original!"
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Passion fruit pepper is the fruit of the tropical plant Ruta Chalepensis. This plant is present in Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, but also in Latin America, the Arabian Peninsula and Southwest Asia. It appreciates well-drained limestone or sandy soils and is recognizable by its yellow flowers and bushy foliage.
The consumption of this pepper is relatively recent. It has an exotic taste similar to that of passion fruit. It is similar to Sichuan pepper and its lemony aromas. On the nose, it develops hay smells.
Ruta Chalepensis is a spice commonly used in Ethiopia. All parts of it are consumed: leaves, branches, roots, fruits and flowers. These are the fruits I have chosen to introduce you to.
Ruta chalepensis is known by different names:
Ruta Chalepensis grows between 1,500 and 3,000 metres above sea level. This bush can reach 1.5 m in height. It blooms from May to July. Once the flowers have faded, the peppercorns are harvested by hand, their sweet taste is pronounced and a little spicy.
Leaves like passion peppercorns are consumed, but in different ways: Leaves: they are used to flavour certain cheeses. They can also be dried and crushed and consumed for their deworming properties. Peppercorns: they are used in cooking at the end of cooking
The first traces of this plant date back to just before the year 0 and are mentioned in the Bible as the bush in which Jesus Christ hid himself so as not to be arrested by the Roman soldiers.
Passion pepper comes from Syria and more particularly from Aleppo. In ancient times, Ruta chalepensis was used in the composition of an anti-venom against snake bites.
It was in the 20th century that the plant was introduced into the Arabian Peninsula and Asia.
Passion pepper is used as a condiment. It is also infused to make herbal teas. In Argentina, drinking a passion pepper tea on August 1st would be a guarantee of luck.
Don't play with the pepper of passion! While it can be excellent for your health, it can also be dangerous in very high doses. That is why I ask you not to use it as a "homemade medicine" without talking to your doctor.
He has a reputation for ridding the body of diarrhea, flu, colds and other common ailments (headache, stomach, etc.). Europeans use it partially in treatments treating typhoid, scarlet fever, jaundice and toothache.
More importantly, at a certain dosage, Ruta Chalepensis fruits can have a catastrophic effect and cause bleeding, abortions, miscarriages, vomiting and other gastroenteritis.
However, the lethal dose is more than high as with tonka bean and nutmeg.
So just use it in your kitchen like any other pepper without experimenting medically!
With its exotic aromas of passion fruit and red fruit, passion pepper brings a sweet, slightly acidic and spicy touch to your dishes.
It is recommended to use it at the end of cooking and sparingly, because its flavour is intense.
Ruta chalepensis is also used in some spice blends such as mitmita or berbere blend. It is one of the main ingredients in Ethiopian stews or in Metin Shiro, a spicy Ethiopian flour made from split peas and beans.
Tip: Try making exotic-inspired jams with this pepper and timut pepper from Nepal. A few berries are enough to flavour your dishes.
Would you like to discover this pepper with an exotic taste? Here is a complete menu where passion pepper develops the best of its aromas.
A cold and light starter where passion pepper brings a little relief to scallops. Rinse your scallops and drain them. Slice them thinly with a sharp knife. Make your plate. Add a dash of lemon and a few peppercorns of passion. Salt. Serve chilled with a dry white wine.
A salty/sweetened dish to change the daily routine. Cook your salmon steaks with a little oil. Remove them from the pan. Cut some mango pieces and grill them. Keep some of them intact and make the rest stewed by adding a few peppercorns of passion. Serve the fish with the compote and grilled fruit. A white rice is perfect as a side dish.
The perfect combination of chocolate mellowness and custard is enhanced by the exotic flavours of passion pepper. You can either grind it in the cream or garnish the plate with a few peppercorns. A red wine with lots of body will enhance this dessert.
Our passion pepper can be kept dry and protected from light. Preferably choose an airtight container.
Guy C. published the 05/01/2020 following an order made on 15/12/2019
Natalie G. published the 17/12/2019 following an order made on 08/12/2019
Ce poivre est très parfumé sans être fort , c'est parfait pour le poisson
Christelle B. published the 05/12/2019 following an order made on 29/11/2019
Pas encore utilisé mais j'aime bien l'odeur.
Chantal A. published the 04/12/2019 following an order made on 13/11/2019
Produit exceptionnel à tester, vous allez etre surpris par cette saveur
Myriam B. published the 15/12/2018 following an order made on 27/11/2018
Quel arôme à l'ouverture du sachet!! N'en parlons pas une fois passé au pilon... Miam! Je n'en attendais pas tant. Pile dans ma recette de sauté de veau aux épices et à la patate douce. Merci
Sandrine M. published the 29/11/2018 following an order made on 08/11/2018
Une bien belle découverte
Sabrina M. published the 12/11/2018 following an order made on 04/11/2018
Marie-Laure D. published the 06/11/2018 following an order made on 16/10/2018
Sylvain L. published the 04/11/2018 following an order made on 29/10/2018