Grains of Paradise Q&A
What are grains of paradise?
Grains of paradise, sometimes known as Alligator pepper, are seeds that are reddish brown in color and spicy and peppery in flavor. Grains of paradise should be used as a finishing seasoning, and can be used in place of cinnamon or black peppercorns.
What do grains of paradise taste like?
Grains of paradise taste similar to pepper, but have more floral and citrusy notes, with hints of jasmine and hazelnut in the flavor.
How can you use grains of paradise when cooking?
Grind grains of paradise in your peppermill, then add to meats like lamb, or starches like potatoes. It's best used as a finishing pepper. Use in instances where you'd add cinnamon or cardamom.