Sichuan Peppercorn Salt

Szechuan peppercorns
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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 2 mins
Total: 12 mins
Servings: 72 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
0 Calories
0g Fat
0g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 72
Amount per serving
Calories 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 388mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 0g
Calcium 1mg 0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Getting tired of using plain old salt to season your food? Sichuan (Szechuan) peppercorn salt makes a spicy alternative. Feel free to improve upon the basic recipe by adding other types of peppercorns, such as black or pink peppercorns, to the mix. You can also vary the ratio of Szechuan peppercorns to salt to suit your own preferences. Once you've made the peppercorn salt, try it in this recipe for crispy chicken legs


Steps to Make It

  1. Mix together the salt and the peppercorns. Heat in a heavy frying pan over medium-low to low heat, shaking the pan continuously until smoke appears and the peppercorns are aromatic (8 to 10 minutes). Cool.

  2. There are several ways to process the peppercorn and salt mixture. The easiest is to blend it in a blender or food processor until the peppercorns are crushed (about 30 seconds). You can also do it the old-fashioned way, by using a mortar and pestle. Another option is to roll a rolling pin over the mixture.

  3. Store the pepper in a sealed jar at room temperature. (It will last for several months).