Questions tagged [pepper]

Questions about black/green/white pepper, whether ground or as whole peppercorns.

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Cooking brined green peppercorns to be soft

In my green pepper sauce I use brined green peppercorns. The supermarket has changed brands and the new one has seemingly fresh picked/uncooked corns in a brine. I start my sauce by simmering dark ...
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Will fresh bell peppers give stew a red colour?

I know ground paprika from red bell peppers does give a red colour to a stew. Just wondering if the bell peppers are fresh cuts and not ground, will it give the stew a red colour?
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How to improve my Lemon Pepper Tuna? [duplicate]

I am a tuna fan. I usually pour it from a tin onto a sandwich without cooking it. Yet there is one kind of tuna that is a problem for me: tinned "lemon pepper" tuna. I don't mind a bit of pepper kick. ...
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How to get spicey flavour from black peppers in stew?

The piperine in black pepper has a tangy/spicy flavor and I read that it concentrates in the black part of the peppercorn and not the inner white part. This being the case I was thinking maybe it ...
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How to make black peppercorns extremely fine?

The black pepper I buy come in containers where you can grind it on use and they come out fine but not super fine. I'm just wondering : how do powder suppliers e.g. the companies which make curry ...
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Would there be a difference between boiling whole black peppercorns or fine ground black pepper in a stew?

When putting whole black pepper in a stew e.g. curry, am I right in thinking that they completely dissolve because I don't remember seeing any in the finished pot or dish. I was reading alternatives ...
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Why is this cayenne pepper very hot?

As far as I'm aware cayenne pepper is meant to be medium hot(which is what I wanted) and not very hot. In order to ensure I am getting the genuine cayenne pepper I was trying a speciaist store (...
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Please clarify confusion between chillies and pepper? [duplicate]

Chili and pepper are not the same thing however people just refer to chilies as peppers interchangeably. As far as I'm aware the difference is that peppers contain pipirine coming from the piper ...
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If you use black pepper with water will the taste disapear?

I’m Asking about the solubility of black pepper in oil and water i guess. If you use it with just oil I imagine it will taste strong. If you use it with oil and water e.g. in a stew I guess it will ...
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What is the difference between red pepper and cayenne pepper?

I read that cayenne pepper is meant to be moderately hot while red pepper is very hot. At the same time from the pictures it seems cayenne pepper is a red pepper. I'm confused please clarify.
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How does cooking with whole peppercorns compare to ground?

If you buy ground peppercorns you should always go for fresh ground because they taste completely different imo. In bangladeshi cooking I notice that they use whole black peppercorns in their curry ...
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How to infuse black layer of peppercorn into an oil?

I am interested in infusing the black layer flavours(not inner white parts) of black pepper into an oil. I imagine this can be achieved by adding whole black peppercorns to oil and frying a little. ...
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What’s the difference between cracked and coarse rounded black peppercorns?

I saw a video of cracked peppercorns where the cook was cracking them with the bottom of a pan. Coarse grounded is obviously done by grinding coarsly. Assuming both are done freshly what is the ...
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Will ground sealed pepper have lost it freshness?

From other answers I can see that fine grounded pepper looses its freshness and flavors so freshly ground is better. Does this apply as much to coarse ground, I imagine when you bite it more parts of ...
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How can I buy black pepper with mainly black bits?

When buying black pepper I notice it usually comes whole or grounded but it usually contains the outer black part as well as the inner white part hence a mixture of white and black bits. When fine ...
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can the degree of white to black parts make coarse ground pepper taste mild?

I previously asked this question about what makes black pepper mild: What makes black pepper strong or mild? Both ground type and freshness could be the cause however it has occured to me that the ...
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What makes black pepper strong or mild?

I ate black pepper with chips from the shop and it tasted very strong(a good thing for me). I bought some black pepper from the shop however it didn’t taste the same and the label also read ‘mild’. ...
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Why is black pepper both grey and black?

A container of black pepper seems to have both black and greyish bits. Why is this the case? Shouldn’t it all just be black?
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Why does the heat of peppers seem to manifest differently?

I am not sure if this is the right place to ask this, but I have noticed that the heat in peppers seems to "manifest differently" depending on the kind of pepper. Some linger longer, and some are ...
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Which pepper is typically part of salt and pepper?

When people add salt and pepper to say chips, which pepper is it typically? I had chicken and chips recently with pepper and it was black colour bits, would it have been black pepper?
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How can I process Hot Pepper without killing the spice (capsaicin)?

I am planning to make sauces using a local, very strong, Pepper called "Rocoto" which has 200 000 Scoville heat units. The problem is, unlike Habanero or Chili, the pepper itself is kind delicate, so ...
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How to balance the spiciness in any kind of dishes

My question is about the spiciness of any kind of dish. I am having trouble balancing the spiciness in food. Sometime salt becomes sharp, and sometimes peppers are too sharp.
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How do I preserve picking pepper to last a year

What is ratio of vinegar and salt for picking pepper to last a year
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Is there something about black pepper that changes while frying?

I made yellow rice after a long while, I didn't remember the recipe exactly but it was simple enough so I just winged it. Here's what I did: 4 tablespoons of olive oil 200g of frozen vegetable mix (...
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Why does the recipe for ketchup call for bell peppers?

The recipe in the Joy of Cooking for tomato ketchup calls for an initial mixture of tomatoes pulp with "bell red peppers". Recipe is here At least in my area bell red peppers have very little taste ...
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How to make a pepper crusted steak

I'm looking for the best method to keep the peppercorns attached to the steak, in order to make a pepper crusted steak. Very often when making this steak by merely rubbing in the peppercorns, the ...
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Is salty tongue effect normal after eating sichuan peppercorns?

I've used sichuan peppercorns many times previously and never had this effect before where my tongue becomes salty for a while after eating it. Normally I would just get the buzzy, numbing effect but ...
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How much dried whole black pepper would fit into 1 cubic meter?

How much (weight in kilograms) dried whole black pepper would fit into 1 cubic meter at 12% maximum moisture?
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Is there a way to make pink peppercorns properly grindable in a pepper mill?

Dried pink peppercorns are softer than their black and white cousins and have skins that come off easily. Consequently they clog up the grinding mechanism in my mill. If the setting is coarse enough ...
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canning a mustard vinegar sauce

I canned a mustard vinegar sauce that contains granulated sugar and brown sugar plus ketchup. I washed the jars in my dishwasher and cleaned the lids in water and vinegar. Do I need to do anything ...
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How much pepper/allspice to substitue for cubeb?

I have a recipe that calls for "12 cubebs, coarsely crushed". I've read that a blend of equal parts pepper and allspice can be substituted for a cubeb. However, having never seen a cubeb, I have no ...
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Can I reprocess vinegar hot pepper jelly?

I made a batch of jelly last night that just isn't sweet enough. Can I now unseal the jars, reheat, add sugar and re sterilize and seal them?
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Could you smoke a sauce?

I want to add smoke flavour to a somewhat runny pepper sauce. I thought of letting it simmer on the barbeque and also have some wood chips in water to provide lots of smoke. Keep the lid of the pot ...
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Can pickled pepper oil be used as cooking oil?

I have about a half jar of pure pickled pepper oil as I have recently used up all of the peppers. The oil is a strange translucent color of yellow; I'm imagining a cup of highlighter fluid (if there ...
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To salt or not salt broth for use in recipes?

Many recipes call broth, but broth recipes often omit salt and pepper or in some instances require only a small amount. My question is this: when a recipe, let's say risotto for example, calls for ...
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Reason for thickness of pepper\eggplant paste

When making pepper or eggplant paste (roasted then blended), the paste is very thick, even gel-like. Why is that? What ingredient in the fruit's cells thickens it so? Or is it a very low water-content?...
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Is there a way to experience pepper's endorphins effects without the burning sensation?

When preparing dinner, my friend and I sometimes argue over the amount of pepper. It is often ‘too hot’ for him while I enjoy the heat effects (endorphins) of capsaicin (chili peppers) and piperine (...
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Au poivre without green pepper, is it good?

So I am trying to learn different recipes. One I'd like to do soon is the steak au poivre, it's a quite simple one but all the recipes I found say you need green pepper (peppercorn, not bell) and I ...
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What is the best way to find a reliable pepper mill?

After someone posted a link to a hand-turned coffee grinder, I was reminded that I needed to replace my pepper mill. My third one in about seven years. After reading the 1 through 4 star (and skimmed ...
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How does pepper enhance/increase the saltiness of a dish?

I have found that after adding ground pepper (any type, color, or heat level), some dishes seem to be saltier. This sometimes occurs with other spices, as well. Note that I am not using anything else ...
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Too much pepper in soup: any way to fix?

I added too much ground black pepper to my soup (was actually following a recipe for once, while I usually season to taste) - is there any way to rectify this other than diluting it? I think I vaguely ...
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How many peppercorns to a 2 litre Beef Casserole? [closed]

In slow cooking I would like to know the amount of peppercorns to add to a meat stew or casserole please, I don't like it too peppery.
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Pepper mill - which color and length?

I've decided to get myself a pepper mill and it'll be a manual Zassenhaus but I'm not sure about the length and color. I'm thinking about 18 or 24 cm but I guess it simply comes down to what you feel ...
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Why salt AND pepper and not salt and/or pepper

Which is to say--narrowing things down--do the two actually have any mutual enhancement effect, such as, say, in the manner in which salt can fool the tastebuds into perceiving sweet as even sweeter? (...
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How can I spice up ground beef without using pepper?

I cooked up some good-quality minced beef yesterday with salt, onion, and breadcrumbs. (I wrapped it around hardboiled eggs and baked it.) I didn't use any pepper because I have allergies, and I didn'...
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Why are salt and pepper the “classic” dinner table seasoning?

Is there a reason we use salt and pepper on so many dishes and they can be found in any kitchen table at dinner time? Does it have to do with their flavor synergies, or were they just more available "...
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Why put pepper on a dish before cooking?

(Almost?) every good recipe for searing/grilling steaks advises to season the steak with salt and pepper before cooking it. However, I’m reasonably sure that pepper is extremely sensitive to heat and ...
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Substitute Cayenne Pepper for Black Pepper

My recipe calls for Black Pepper. I have Cayenne Pepper. What ratio should I use to substitute to get approximatively the same "heat"? I realize that the result won't be quite the same. I am fine ...
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How can I use white pepper without having the odor dominate the food flavour?

I received several different pepper (spice) for christmas. One of them is a white pepper. Whenever I use (very) little of this white pepper in my dishes, the odor/flavor is very dominant cutting out ...
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How can I handle black pepper without sneezing?

Every time I am using black pepper, no matter how little, no matter how I turn my head to avoid sneezing, it still triggers it. I have to run from the work area, release myself and then go back. Are ...