Sansho Pepper Whole
The whole unripe seed pods of the prickly ash tree. These are a seed pod with the little black, tasteless and coarse seeds removed. We never use the internal seed in cooking.
Although these are actually unripe Sichuan Pepper, the flavour profile is very different. Still tingling and numbing, but more citrus-like and bright in the aroma and top flavour notes.
Sansho is used traditionally in Japanese cuisine for its lemon myrtle-like freshness citrus-like Sichuan peppery bite. Add to stir-frys, soups and marinades for a numbing, hot and tingling sensation.