What is Andaliman Pepper?
Andaliman Pepper, Zanthoxylum acanthopodium belongs to the plant's family of the Rutaceae family, which is also called the citrus family. It is the berries of an evergreen shrub that grows wild in the northern plateaus of Sumatra. It is also a pepper rarity and a close relative of the Sichuan pepper.
Where does the Andaliman pepper come from?
Andaliman pepper is rare. Up to this day, it grows exclusively wild. Even the harvest is difficult. Since it grows wild in the plateaus of Sumatra, residents harvest it. They collect the aromatic pepper in reed baskets and dry it under the Indonesian sun. Doing so loses a large part of its weight, which reduces the harvest and makes the product even more expensive. After laborious collection and drying, only 10% of the original harvest weight remains. That means that it loses 90% of its weight before it is ready for packing. For this reason, the Andaliman pepper is very expensive and a rare pepper.
What does the Zanthoxylum acanthopodium taste like?
The aroma of the Zanthoxylum acanthopodium is unique. It is a harmonious blend of pink grapefruit, blood orange, and hibiscus. Besides, it has a note of mandarin and orange. Its taste is fruity and tingles on your tongue. It also stimulates saliva flow. Due to its characteristics of the different aromas, the prepared food is much more intense.
What does he look like?
This pepper looks very similar to the Sichuan pepper. They are brownish to black, broke, dried and wrinkled berries.
What is it used for?
It is suitable for fish and seafood with its fruity touch. It refines vegetarian dishes as well as meat dishes with its citrus aroma. Try it once in a salad by grinding it into the dressing or to avocado.
Due to its aroma, it also fits very well in curry or other Asian dishes. It harmonizes with ginger and flavors sushi appetizers. Besides, it is particularly suitable as a table pepper. You may place it in a pepper mill and add it to fish, seafood, goat cheese, salads, but also soups.
Make your delicate pepper mixture. For example, add cubeb pepper and black Orlandosidee pepper to a pepper mill and add it to grilled meat, vegetables, and grilled fish. Or mix him with Fleur de Sel. To do this, add the lemon pepper in a mortar and crush it before mixing it with the Fleur de Sel from Madagascar. Add everything to grilled fish as table salt.
This pepper rarity is an absolute must for pepper lovers.
Andaliman Pepper and other Exclusive Spices can be purchased at Orlandosidee® conveniently in the online shop.