Peppe rcorn, from Szechuan, China – 4 Oz/bag.
- A jar of 8 ounces
- Grind before using as a wonderful accent
- Good on baked chicken, risotto, steaks, potato dishes, soups, casseroles, or even on popcorn
A year ago I got this product from Angelina’s gourmet and it was good because it came and it was the correct ingredient.
I ordered these again about a month ago and they never came. Then the company (Angelina’s gourmet) told me today that they are out of stock. I don’t know what is going on at their warehouse or with their supplier if it takes them a month to figure out that they are unable to deliver something. Meanwhile my dumplings and dan dan mien are insipid.
Went to six supermarkets in Boston one day trying to find these peppercorns for a recipe. So much easier to order them from this vendor! I will be doing this again!
BrendonSheldon Springs, VT
I’m not sure how much good a review of Szechuan peppercorns will do for anyone. If you’re looking for it on Amazon, then you probably know what you’re getting. I bought the 4-oz package, which was a huge amount of the product — easily enough for a year in our house of once-per-week stir fry. These were fairly priced, and had plenty of punch — a little too much punch, in fact. My favorite recipe for stir fried Szechuan chicken with ginger calls for a tablespoon of these. The result was a meal that smelled wonderful, but all we could taste was the peppercorns.
So if you’re looking for that “spicy/numb” mouth-feel, these are what you’re looking for. You might want to dial the portions back a little, though.
OllieCenter Hill, FL
I ordered this product since it was the cheapest per volume available on Amazon, but what I learned was that you get what you pay for. The product I received had a high quantity, well over half of the pods, with seeds in them. The seeds aren’t terribly difficult to remove, but it is very time consuming. I had read on line that you can just grind them in mrtar and pestle (recipe I was using wanted powdered Szechuan pepper) but the seed when broken have a texture roughly equivalent to sand.
I was also disappointed with the flavor intensity, I don’t know if this is a problem with this particular product or if descriptions were simply overblown, but I got very little flavor out of the ones I used and what I considered to be a level of ‘numbing spice’ that was not even worth mentioning. Disappointed