I love trying different foods and ingredients every chance I get. I believe that trying new things (foodwise or life-related) is extremely important for us to grow and evolve. This is a belief I l do my best to pass on to my children and encourage them to do the same.
One thing we do every week to make sure we keep trying different foods and ingredients is to have a special day of the week dedicated to doing this, also known as, multi-cultural Mondays. A day of the week (Mondays for us!) when we try to create meals from different parts of the world. Our kids love it and we do too!
Today, we are going to try an ingredient that is very popular in Thai cuisine – green peppercorns. As these peppercorns are usually quite perishable, you will most likely find them packed in brine. I found green peppercorns in brine at Pantry House, fine foods delivered for £1.95 and these can be used for a variety of Western cuisine meals (not only Thai food).
If you’ve never tasted green peppercorns, these can be used in many ways. As this article on The Kitchn mentions, green peppercorns “taste fresher and milder than black peppercorns but still pack some heat and a slight tartness from the brine.” These are used in Thailand in curries and stir-fries, as well as in Indian dishes and French sauces.
Green peppercorns can be used whole or chopped and add to a variety of dishes, including salmon, salads, soups, eggs, rice, and much more. Pantry House and I browsed the internet to share some of our favorite recipes with green peppercorns, so if you haven’t tried these, you can give them a go!
Seared Salmon with Green Peppercorn Sauce by Eating Well
This delicious and light recipe is perfect for a warm summer’s day. Green peppercorns uplift the taste of the simple sauce and perfectly top a seared salmon fillet.
Pan-Seared Pork Chops with Green Peppercorn Sauce by Food & Wine
Boneless pork chops wrapped in thin slices of unrolled pancetta and topped with a flavorsome green peppercorn sauce – perfect to be served at your Sunday lunch as a change from your normal Sunday roast.
Green Peppercorn Chicken Curry by Taste
A light chicken curry that all curry lovers will adore. If you are not a very big fan of curry, give this one a try. It’s light, delicious and you will want seconds! Serve this with basmati rice and enjoy!
Prawns Stir-Fried with Green Peppercorns, Ginger and Soy by Olive Magazine
This simple and speedy prawn recipe is perfect for those days where time is lacking but you still want a filling and delicious meal.