Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Tip of the week: toast your pepper



Here's a tip I picked up awhile a ago from Shopping with Chefs.

They recommend that before filling your pepper mill with those peppercorns you just picked up at the store (or spice emporium), you toast them in a skillet on the stove for a few minutes until they are fragrant.

I'm thinking this is beneficial because it releases the oils. I'm not sure, but it smells great.

Give a shot! And, while you're at it, experiment with some of the many different types of peppercorns that are out there.

Best,

kh

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