Sansho Pepper, whole
These little peppers are actually the seedpods of a Japanese prickly ash. They are the Japanese version of Szechuan Pepper (also the seed pod of an ash). They're a vivid green and possess a bright, almost methol scent. Their taste is lively, citrusy, and strong. Again, like the Szechuan Pepper, this leave a zing in one's mouth, and the Sansho Pepper is the stronger of the two.
A perfect gift for that collector of rare spices or for you! Use for pickled veg, a zingy mushroom stew, or a bright fish dish.
1/2 ounce jar (about 1/3 cup)