Cart:

0 item(s) - $0.00
You have no items in your shopping cart.

More Views

Indonesian Lemon Pepper

Quick Overview

Andaliman pepper belongs to the Szechwan pepper family. It isn't spicy but has a surprisingly sweet aroma and a slightly numbing effect on the tongue. It pairs well with chiles for table salsas and curries.

Availability: In stock

$0.00

* Required Fields

$0.00

Details

Andaliman is a distant relative of the Sichuan pepper and is characterized by lime and mandarin flavors. It is less numbing than the Sichuan pepper and it pairs well with chiles for table salsas and curries. It can also be used whole in simmered recipes and sauces. The Bataks mix andaliman with galangal, turmeric, garlic, ginger, kefir lime leaves, shallots, lemon grass and chiles to season poultry, pork and fish dishes.

Andaliman is a distant relative of the Sichuan pepper and is characterized by lime and mandarin flavors. For centuries, the Bataks of North Sumatra have cultivated andaliman, their staple pepper. Andaliman wild pepper is used in Sumatra the way black pepper is used in the West. An ideal table condiment, it also goes well with meat and fish.

It is less numbing than the Sichuan pepper and it pairs well with chiles for table salsas and curries. It can also be used whole in simmered recipes and sauces. The Bataks mix andaliman with galangal, turmeric, garlic, ginger, kefir lime leaves, shallots, lemon grass and chiles to season poultry, pork and fish dishes. Try Andaliman Wild Pepper in arsik, an Indonesian fish dish

Additional Information

Common Uses The pepper can be used Asian and European cuisine as well as in salads and fish dishes. In particular, the pepper is used in combination with shrimp for a unique taste experience. It is also delicious when combined with ginger.
History

The Andaliman pepper is a wild plant that bears fruit year round. In Indonesia, it is said that one should maintain the pepper the way you take care of a child. The more often you "harvest" it, the more often the pepper bears fruit. In Sumatra the pepper is traditionally used only for celebrations such as weddings. Due to the fact that it is considered a rare spice it is almost treated with reverence.

But why is this pepper so rare and so special? There has been no attempt made to cultivate them. The pepper cultivated naturally by birds eating and dispersing the seeds. Only certain enzymes of the bird can fertilize the pepper. No bird, no pepper. All attempts to cultivate these peppers have failed until now.

Region(s) No
Ingredients No
Product of:
Organic No