Sansho pepper is a rare pepper with hints of yuzu and acidity that has a very lively, bewitching nose! An exceptional intensity that you must absolutely discover!
Its power is an ally of choice for its freshness to make your dishes real travel diaries.
Food pairing: White and red meat, duck, fish, shellfish, Japanese cuisine, fruity and chocolate desserts
Packaging: 10g resealable bag - aroma preservation.
"Sansho pepper is distinguished by its Yuzu notes and intensity... Great!"
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Sansho pepper is a rare pepper of Japanese origin. It is also known as "lemon pepper" or "mountain pepper". It grows on the key chain, a tree from the mandarin family (Rutaceae). This explains in large part its aromatic palette based on fresh citrus notes. Moreover, it is also known as "Yuzu Pepper", after this small Japanese lemon with its intense taste.
Sansho pepper is characterized by its round shape, similar to small green berries. Its taste is powerful and its aromas strongly developed.
David Vanille's choice: I chose to introduce you to sansho pepper because of its aromatic qualities. This rare pepper brings a real originality to your recipes without distorting them.
In Japan, the key chain grows at high altitudes, between 500 and 2,500 metres. It is found in the wild. In bloom in May,
pepper berries are harvested in June, just before the seeds develop. After picking, the sansho pepper berries are dried. It is in the sun that they will split in two. It is at this time that the fruit is extracted from the pericarp.
Did you know that? In Sansho pepper, it is the pericarp (the shell of the berry) that is consumed.
Black pepper is both powerful, but less aromatic than Sansho pepper. In addition, the production of sansho pepper is limited to a few tonnes per year and is exclusively of Japanese origin, while black pepper is grown in many countries and is produced on a large scale.
Sansho pepper is therefore native to Japan. The first traces of it can be found more than 3,000 years ago, in the Jomon era. At the time, it was used to preserve meat and fish. The berries were ground and used as preservatives.
Then, Sansho pepper was integrated into many Japanese culinary preparations. Its unique taste and rarity have earned it a place of honour in religious offerings.
Today, Sanshô pepper grows wild in the south of Honshu Island. 80% of the cultivation of this rare pepper comes from this region: Wakayama.
A variety with an even stronger taste grows near the Takahara River. They are distinguished by their size, they are smaller, and their fragrance.
Like the vast majority of peppers, Sansho pepper is also known for its medicinal properties.
It is said to have virtues:
Sasho pepper is also a great ally to improve blood circulation and reduce cardiovascular disease.
Sansho pepper is one of the most powerful peppers in the world. It's very simple, when you first feel it, you'll smile. You will necessarily tell your family about it because my quality is so incredible.
Avoid the mill, this rare pepper is respectable! I advise you to crush it in a mortar.
Savoury or sweet recipes, Sansho pepper goes perfectly with your dishes as well as your desserts.
If you want to give your meats and fish a new and memorable flavour, you can turn to Sansho Pepper! It will bring its power and freshness to all your meats, whether white or red, to game and, of course, it will do wonders with your fish and shellfish!
This pepper is an essential ingredient in traditional Japanese cuisine, particularly in eel dishes, ramen, miso soup and Kobe beef. But he also knows how to adapt perfectly to French culinary traditions. Feel free to crush a few berries of Sansho Pepper roughly on a slice of Foie gras with a chutney. A delight!
Integrate it into the Mayonnaise that will accompany your Seafood Plateau and fly to unknown regions. It will also develop its full aromatic palette in a meat or fish dish in the oven, such as a Poultry Poach or Fish Papillote with a hint of fresh cream, or in a Pork Stew with vegetables. Sansho Pepper is also an excellent ingredient for marinades of all kinds of meat and fish to grill.
Tip: By roasting its berries for 2 to 3 minutes, you can reduce or even eliminate the anaesthetic effect of Sansho Pepper and allow it to reveal the quintessence of its aromatic palette.
A raw and light starter of Japanese origin! Cut your fish into half-centimetre slices. Choose firm fish: tuna, swordfish, salmon... Pepper and serve with marinated ginger strips, wasabi and soy sauce.
A family dish with tasty flavours. Cut a farm chicken into pieces. Make a chicken broth. Add vegetables: carrots, celery, turnips... Poach your chicken. Watch the cooking, the chicken should stay tender. Serve in a soup plate with a few steamed potatoes. Add the finishing touch by adding a few crushed peppercorns to your plates.
A traditional dessert that can be revisited over and over again, chocolate mousse goes perfectly with pepper and, in particular, Sansho pepper. Add a few crushed pepper berries at the end of the preparation and discover its aromatic power. Excellent with some red fruits.
Like all peppers, sansho pepper can be stored away from light and moisture. Use an airtight container to store your berries.
Marie B. published the 03/11/2019 following an order made on 26/10/2019
La merveilleuse découverte. Utilisation déjà approuvée par la famille entière.
Irina L. published the 27/10/2019 following an order made on 18/10/2019
parfum surprenant ! gout inimitable !
Comment from David Vanille the 28/10/2019
J'adore ces notes intenses de Yuzu, c'est incroyable ! J'espère que vous lui trouverez une belle association dans votre établissement ;-) Au plaisir, David
Rodolphe A. published the 17/10/2019 following an order made on 07/10/2019
Excellent faux poivre !
Rodolphe A. published the 17/10/2019 following an order made on 08/10/2019
Un produit rare au parfum exceptionnel, pour les connaisseurs...et les curieux !
Comment from David Vanille the 27/10/2019
Le sachet juste ouvert, on le reconnait à 100 mètres :-) n lot avec un nez très vif, une vrai signature de l'atelier David Vanille Je suis heureux que ma qualité répond à votre exigence et attentes ;-) Passez une excellente journée, Au plaisir, David : Votre chercheur d'épices, le meilleur des plantations
Claudine B. published the 14/10/2019 following an order made on 08/10/2019
Parfum citron/citronnelle très prononcé... très intéressant
Marie-Alberte B. published the 02/10/2019 following an order made on 26/09/2019
Quelle explosion de senteur.... mais pas encore utilisé...
Raphael C. published the 28/08/2019 following an order made on 01/08/2019
Frédérique L. published the 30/07/2019 following an order made on 23/07/2019
Un goût de yuzu tellement intéressant ! D'une qualité irréprochable
Axel B. published the 15/12/2018 following an order made on 04/12/2018
Très étonnant et excellent!
Lydie B. published the 15/12/2018 following an order made on 21/10/2018
C'est une magnifique découverte, je suis ravie de l'avoir commandé, c'est fin avec un gout en bouche très agréable. Testé sur un chutney de pommes, un régal. Étant une épice peu connue en France, on trouve pas beaucoup de recette avec, il faut simplement l'essayer avec nos recettes habituelles.