Vietnamese Long Pepper
Vietnamese Long Pepper
Vietnamese Long Pepper
Vietnamese Long Pepper
Vietnamese Long Pepper
Sale price59 kr
Fiery
Cardamom
Liquorice
Name
Long Pepper
Origin
Dak Lak, Vietnam
Partner
Nguyen Van Hiep
Harvest
October 2022
Size
Size
Pickup available at The Pepper Quest Smakstudio Usually ready in 2-4 days

Vietnamese Long Pepper

30g

The Pepper Quest Smakstudio

Pickup available, usually ready in 2-4 days

Regeringsgatan 82
111 39 Stockholm
Sweden

This long peppar is straight fire. Loads of spicy heat with slight tones of cardamom and star anise. We use long pepper when stir frying green leafy veggies, in pickles, fried herring, dry rubs and stews. Also great for cakes and sweet desserts like grilled honey glazed nectarines.

This long pepper is cultivated and picked by Nguyen Van Hiep living in Dak Lak, Central Vietnam. We source this spice together with Doi Spices who work closely with local farmers in Vietnam generating new livelihoods and markets for these communities.

Long pepper, scientifically known as Piper longum, is a spice that has been used for centuries in various cuisines and as traditional medicine. It is native to South and Southeast Asia and is closely related to the more familiar black and white peppers.

The spice is unique in its appearance, resembling a long, thin catkin or a spiked pinecone. Its elongated shape sets it apart from the round peppercorns we commonly encounter. The flavor profile of long pepper is complex and distinct. It has a pungent and spicy taste with subtle hints of sweetness and a lingering warmth that develops gradually.
Long pepper holds a prominent place in traditional medical systems like Ayurveda, the ancient Indian system of medicine. In Ayurveda, it is considered a warming spice with various therapeutic properties.

History
Long pepper is believed to have originated in South and Southeast Asia, particularly in regions such as India, Indonesia, and Malaysia. It was one of the earliest spices known to humanity and has been cultivated and used for culinary and medicinal purposes since ancient times. The pepper was highly valued during the Roman Empire. It was imported from the East and considered a luxury spice.

Long pepper continued to be highly prized during the medieval and Renaissance eras in Europe. It was used in culinary preparations and was believed to have medicinal benefits. However, with the discovery of the sea route to India in the 15th century and the subsequent availability of black pepper, long pepper gradually lost its dominance in European spice markets.

While the popularity of long pepper declined in some regions over time, it remained an important ingredient in traditional Asian cuisines. In recent years, there has been a resurgence of interest in long pepper among chefs, food enthusiasts, and the spice industry, thanks to its unique flavor profile and potential health benefits.
In recent years, long pepper has gained attention in the culinary world and among spice enthusiasts. Its unique flavor and versatility have made it a sought-after ingredient in gourmet cuisine and fusion recipes. As a result, it has become more readily available in specialty spice shops and online marketplaces.

In culinary applications, long pepper adds a unique flavor to dishes. It is often used in spice blends, marinades, and sauces to enhance the taste of meat, poultry, fish, and vegetables. It can be ground, crushed or broken into bits and added to curries, soups, stews, and stir-fries.

Here are some tips on how to use long pepper in your culinary creations:
1. Grinding: Long pepper is often used in its ground form. To grind long pepper, break the spikes into smaller pieces and use a mortar and pestle or a spice grinder to crush them into a coarse powder. Grinding just before use helps retain the spice's flavors and aromas.
2. Spice Blends: Incorporate ground long pepper into spice blends to add depth and complexity. It pairs well with other spices like black pepper, cinnamon, cloves, star anise, flower peppers and cardamom. Experiment with your own spice blends or use it as an addition to existing ones, such as garam masala or curry powder.
3. Marinades and Sauces: Add long pepper to marinades for meat, poultry, or seafood. Its unique flavor profile can enhance the taste of grilled or roasted dishes. Incorporate ground long pepper into sauces, such as curries, stir-fries, or tomato-based sauces, to add a distinctive touch.
4. Infusions: Create infusions by steeping whole long pepper spikes in hot liquids like water, broth, or milk. This can be used as a base for soups, stews, or sauces, infusing the flavors of the spice into the dish. Remember to remove the spikes before serving.
5. Finishing Touch: Sprinkle ground long pepper as a finishing touch on cooked dishes, similar to how you would use freshly ground black pepper. It can add a subtle heat and unique flavor to salads, roasted vegetables, or even desserts like fruit salads or chocolate-based dishes.
6. Pickle: Long pepper is great to add whole in pickled vegetables.
A fun way to experiment with long pepper is to use it in baking or desserts. It brings a wonderful and unexpected twist to sweet flavours. Add it to chocolate ice cream or truffles. Bake cookies, spunge cakes or add it to your favourite creamy chocolate cakes. It also works fantastic in compotes and poached fruits.

Remember to start with small amounts of long pepper and adjust to your taste preferences, as it can have a strong and lingering heat. Its flavor profile is versatile, allowing it to be incorporated into both savory and sweet dishes, providing an exciting twist to your culinary creations.

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