What dishes to use Sao Tome black pepper in?
Explore the intense flavors of Sao Tome black pepperThe aromas of Sao Tome black pepper have won everyone over in the team! We like to use it during the barbecue season on our grilled red meats, or as table pepper in our mills.
How to use Sao Tome black pepper?Our recipe ideas for using Sao Tome black pepper in your cooking:
• zucchini flan with Sao Tome black pepper: sprinkle 1 teaspoon of ground Sao Tome black pepper into your flan mixture to enhance the recipe (find the complete recipe below);
• marinated beef skewers with Sao Tome black pepper: crush 6/7 grains of pepper and add them to your marinade;
• grilled bream: sprinkle 1 teaspoon of crushed Sao Tome black pepper onto your bream fillets before cooking them;
• Sao Tome black pepper sauce: coarsely crush the grains of 1 teaspoon of Sao Tome black pepper and add them to your pepper sauce preparation;
•potato gratin with pepper: crush 1 teaspoon of Sao Tome black pepper grains and sprinkle them onto your potatoes before placing them in the oven;
• spaghetti cacio e pepe with Sao Tome black pepper: sprinkle 1 tablespoon of crushed Sao Tome black pepper into a pan to toast it and add the parmesan and a few ladles of pasta water.
The aromas of Sao Tome black pepperThis pepper has a powerful aromatic nose, which gives way to fresh citrus flavors. Long in the mouth, Sao Tome black pepper is pungent and fine, perfect for enhancing your everyday dishes.
Sao Tome black pepper, the rare pepper
How does Sao Tome pepper grow?The small island of Sao Tome and Principe is one of the smallest countries in Africa. Located off the Gulf of Guinea, between Gabon and Equatorial Guinea, the island of Sao Tome and Principe has an area of 1000 km². It is a volcanic chain. This former Portuguese colony is known for its cocoa production and soon, we believe, for its production of Sao Tome pepper!
In such a small country, producing in quantity is not feasible, therefore, farmers focus on producing quality, and this is why Sao Tome pepper is so rich aromatically.
Sao Tome pepper comes from the botanical species Piper nigrum
It is carefully harvested by hand by pickers between April and November, when the grains are red, and then dried in the sun. Black pepper is more intense in the mouth and warms the throat more than white pepper from Sao Tome because it retains its pericarp, which contains piperine, the peppering agent of the pepper.
The history of Sao-Tomé pepperThe island of Sao-Tomé and Principe is one of the smallest countries in Africa, known for its cocoa plantations. The island's main source of livelihood is agriculture. Recently, farmers have started cultivating pepper and place great importance on its quality. Due to the small size of the island, producing large quantities is not possible, which is why quality is paramount. Farmers in the country have high hopes for the cultivation of Sao-Tomé pepper and aim to place it among the greatest peppers in gastronomy.
We are delighted to have added it to our Terre Exotique collection and are eager to introduce and share the fabulous history of Sao-Tomé black pepper with other pepper and gastronomy enthusiasts like us.
|Native country||Sao Tomé|
|Genus and botanical species||Piper nigrum|
|Ingredients||black Sao Tome pepper|
|TRACES EVENTUELLES D'ALLERGÈNES||céleri, sésame, moutarde, fruits à coques.|