Section: Pantry & Smallgoods Family: Spice Ref: SPI00008
The fruits of a prickly ash tree, traditionally used in Chinese cooking. Not a true pepper but the dried, burst seed pods of a prickly ash tree. The taste is hot like pepper, lingering and somewhat ‘fizzy’ on the tongue. It is used in many Asian recipes, especially stocks for making roast duck and pork. The black seeds within the seed pods are tasteless and gritty when ground.