Cambodian Kampot Black Peppercorns - SALTED - 2020 Harvest!
SALTED KAMPOT PEPPERCORNS
2 oz Glass Jar
These little gems are pick young and fresh, then mixed with sea salt. Try one; you will love them! Pop one in your mouth with a slice of cucumber and enjoy its warm, perfectly seasoned flavor.
Organic and Fair Trade Cambodian Kampot Black Peppercorns are traditionally grown and hand-harvested. For decades the peppercorns grown in the Kampot region of Cambodia were revered as the finest in the world. European traders brought the pepper to chefs across the continent and they loved its robust, full flavor and complex scent. In 1975 the Khmer Rouge took over the country and the pepper farms in Kampot almost completely vanished as production came to a halt over the next 5 years of terror and then years of civil war. After the 1998 elections, everything needed to be rebuilt. Slowly, Kampot Pepper production has increased. Kampot Pepper is organically grown and the region has been awarded with a Geographical Indications Certificate (GI). This certification is similar to one given to Champagne or Roquefort cheese, authentic only when produced in their specific region.
The unique flavor of the pepper is due to the rich soil of Kampot and its location between the mountains and the sea. These peppercorns are picked green and their flavor is fresh and bright. The peppercorns, after being mixed with the salt, are soft and crunchy at the same time.
For best flavor and potency when not using, keep tightly closed in a cool, dark cupboard away from direct heat or sunlight.
Try these salted peppercorns with:
- Salads of all types
- Sliced vegetables, especially cucumbers, tomatoes, roasted red peppers
- Steaks and chops
- Fish steaks or scallops
- In a tartar sauce for fish
- Fresh cheeses such as mozzarella, feta, or cream cheese
- Try on fresh fruit like pineapple, mango, peaches, oranges, or grapefruit
- Pop one in your mouth with a chocolate truffle
- Drop one or two in a Bloody Mary