Pink Reunion Island Peppercorn
Unlike green, white and black peppercorns, pink peppercorns are not a true peppercorn nor are they part of the same family. These peppercorns, also known as Peruvian pepper, Caribbean pepper and red or rose peppercorns, do not possess the heat quality of true peppercorns.
These Reunion Island pink peppercorns have a fruity, nutty, sweet flavor and are very delicate and light compared to true peppercorns. Try using these ‘rosies’ whole in sauces or to sear Ahi tuna or pork loin.
Flavor of Pink Reunion Island Peppercorn
This member of the cashew family is delicate, fruity, nutty, and sweet and pairs well with most herbs and spices.
Uses of Pink Reunion Island Peppercorn
Add whole to sauces. Crush and coat Ahi tuna and pork loin before searing and add to eggs, salads, and white sauces.
Pink Reunion Island Peppercorn Recipe
For 4-5 T of mix: Crack 2 T peppercorns into coarse powder, removing inner hull, and mix with 3 T fine pink Himalayan salt, 1 t sugar, thyme, dried onion, and dried orange peel, and 1/4 t dried garlic