Pepper Long (whole)
Native to Indonesia, Long Peppers look like tiny cattails and once ground, roasted or simply snapped in two, they release an incredible floral bouquet. Long Pepper on a small vine related to true pepper and cubeb pepper.
The aroma is sweet, fragrant and musk-like and the flavour is similarly musky and peppery.
Used in many exotic Asian dishes and clear soups.
Long Pepper goes well with galangal, turmeric and kenchur in rich, thick curries.
Other Common Names: Long Pepper, Javanese Long Pepper.
Botanical Name: (Piper retrofractum)