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Sichuan pepper recipes

Sichuan pepper

Sichuan pepper is not actually pepper, but the dried red-brown berries of a type of ash tree that have a lemony, peppery aroma. Sichuan pepper has the characteristic ‘mouth-numbing’ quality typical of many dishes from the Sichuan province of China. It is also one of the spices used in Chinese five-spice powder.

Buyer's guide

Sichuan pepper is sold as whole berries or a ground powder. Try to buy the freshest berries you can, as they quickly lose their pungency.

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