Would you accompany us to the rocky summits of Sichuan province for just a moment?
Because that’s where we find one of the star ingredients of Chinese cuisine: Sichuan pepper.
But be prepared to try a totally different flavor!
First, you will notice a citrusy aroma, with lemon tones and a touch of bergamot.
Then, an indescribable perfumed flavor.
Until, a few seconds later, your tongue will become completely numb!
And we know exactly what you must be thinking: why would I want to try a spice that will anesthetize my palate and tongue?
Because Sichuan pepper adds a unique flavor to your dishes and normally, you’re going to use it in very limited amounts.
In other occasions, you will simply fry Sichuan Pepper directly in oil until it emits its smell and then remove it, keeping the oil infused with the spice.
In others, you will use it in baked dishes or as an ingredient for stews.
Whichever way you use it, the taste will be unforgettable!
Sichuan peppers also have a high content of vitamins and minerals, as well as a glycoprotein with anti-inflammatory properties that helps prevent gastrointestinal disorders.
So, if you like to “cross borders” (even if they are imaginary!), and try new and unexpected ingredients, don’t think about it twice.
Surprise yourself and surprise every else once in a while with a Sichuan pork wok.
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