Szechuan pepper
Szechuan pepper

General Information

  • Origin: China
  • Etymology: commonly used in the Szechuan region of China.
  • Rutaceae family

Even though this spice is commonly grouped with the pepper family, it is in fact a berry. Its unaggressive flavor is rich and suggests a delicious mixture of strongly-flavored spices.

Culinary File

  • the dark outer covering is milled off, since it is tough and very bitter
  • use Szechuan pepper in rice, to flavor poultry, meat or noodles


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Marc Meneau, L'Espérance, France

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