A long pepper with notes of honey and cocoa !
Red long pepper is grown in Cambodia, north of Mount Bokor. It is picked at maturity when the catkin is bright red. The pepper plants produce berries all year round because pollination is by wind. In Khmer its name is "daï plaï" which means "short arm". There are currently about twenty small family run farms which cultivate this long pepper, in the province of Takeo. This region is fairly low with altitudes not exceeding between 100m and 200m, with plants growing at the foot of the hills. Takeo is the region neigbouring the province of Kampot where the famous Kampot pepper grows (Protected Geographic Indication).
Its extraordinary notes of bitter cocoa and tonka beans are delicious with any sweet and sour dish, for example honey roasted chicken. Its delicate woody flavours and supple and warm attack will enhance game, bitter chocolate desserts and red wine sauces.
|Shelf life||5 years|
|Ingredient||Red long pepper|
|Genus and botanical species||Piper rectrofractum|