Sichuan Pepper (Ground)

  • There’s sweet, salty, sour, bitter, and umami.  And then there’s Sichuan Pepper.

    But it’s not the pleasing, citrusy flavor that sets this spice so far apart from all the others; it’s the simultaneous numbing, tongue-tingling, party-in-your-mouth sensation that you experience from trying even one of these small, russet-colored spices.

    Sichuan Pepper – otherwise known as Szechuan Pepper, flower pepper, anise pepper, hot pepper, or Chinese pepper – isn’t actually related to pepper at all. It’s a dried berry from a prickly ash tree.  The bitter, inner black seed is removed, and the fragrant reddish-brown husk is used whole or ground in Sichuan cuisine.

    Match up our Sichuan Pepper with dried chili peppers to make spicy Sichuan dishes at home such as Kung Pao Chicken, Ma La Tofu, and Dan Dan Noodles.  Or try using the spice for marinating chicken, pork, or beef.

    If you want a taste of Sichuan Pepper, without buying the individual spice, try our traditional Sichuan-style Chinese Five Spice Powder.

    To learn more about Sichuan Peppercorns - explore our article 'The Sichuan Peppercorn Experience'
  • Click on the images below for recipes using Sichuan Pepper.

  • Our ground Sichuan Pepper is sold in the following jars:

    - Medium glass jar with silver metal lid (holds about 14 tsp)
    - Large glass jar with gold metal lid (holds about 24 tsp)

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