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Parsley Porch Pepper & Peppercorns

Pepper has been called the "King of Spices"  It crosses every culture and there are many choices of enjoying the dried berries of Piper nigrum which are ground into particles of many sizes.  Like all spices, freshness is a key quality.  Parsley Porch, fine, medium and coarse ground pepper is purchased at the peak of freshness and has a mouth watering aroma.  Convenience is a primary reason for buying ground pepper.  However, as the owner, I highly recommend investing in a good pepper mill and buying WHOLE peppercorns.  Fresh ground pepper is a culinary delight often provided by servers at the finest restaurants.  Why not enjoy it every meal?  I tell my customers that grinding peppercorns is similar to grinding coffee beans prior to brewing coffee.  Taste and smell are always connected.  Let's review options for Parsley Porch whole peppercorns:


BLACK Peppercorns:  These are the most common and the fruits of a flowering pepper vine.  Sometimes they are cooked but always sun dried turning their characteristic black color.  Flavor nuances come from the soil, climate and harvesting methods.  Our "Black Peppercorns" are "Lampong" and are a very high quality grown in Sumatra (Indonesia).  Our PREMIUM peppercorns are "Tellicherry" and grown in India.  Considered by gourmet chefs to be the finest in the world, they are kept on the vine longer, are larger and have a flavor complex unequaled.  This is MY primary pepper choice for meal preparation.

WHITE Peppercorns:  These are what you have after black peppercorns are soaked and the dark skins removed.  They are less pungent and because of color are often preferred in cream sauces, fish preparation and light colored dishes where you don't want the color of pepper to stand out.

GREEN Peppercorns: These are picked while immature and unripe, hence the green color.  They are aromatic, with a fresher, fruitier flavor than white or black peppercorns but not nearly as sharp.  They are unique in flavor and popular in French cuisine.  At The Parsley Porch freshly ground green peppercorns are what give "Montreal Steak Rub", one of our best selling  blends, it great flavor and aroma.  Less than an hour before this post I grilled hamburgers seasoned with Montreal Steak Rub.  Yum!! :-)

PINK Peppercorns: Not true peppercorns, but berries of totally different plants (trees) from Peru or Brazil of the genus Schinus.   These are milder with bits of sweetness and highly fruity.  Great for flavor and color in any dish.

4 BLEND Peppercorns:  You guessed it!  All 4 of those listed above are combined.  Terrific flavor profile and look great in a clear pepper mill.  The best of all worlds in flavor and color.

Posted February 2020


Salsa Supreme

Salsa Supreme is an absolute favorite of family and friends but needs a promotional agent or in this case a blog.  This product will make RESTAURANT quality salsa in minutes which used to take me hours to produce.  Add SALSA SUPREME to chopped tomatoes.  While you can use canned diced tomatoes, personally, I prefer Roma or plum tomatoes that are meaty and cut them in half and then process them through a "French fry" slicer to get chunks that are about a 1/2 long.  Add to taste but 6-8 tomatoes with 1-2 tbls. of SALSA SUPREME will give you a fresh, vibrant salsa that will have your friends and family uttering superlatives.  Personally, I drizzle a bit of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) and while there is salt in the blend, I like a wee bit more. Stir and let the mix "marry" for 20-30 minutes for best flavor.   Without question, this is the #1 blend request I get all the time from friends and family. 
One of the hottest condiments in current society that has enormous popularity is "Guacamole".  Avocados are among the healthiest fresh vegetables loaded with nutrient rich, heart-healthy vitamins & minerals with a flavor that many customers LOVE.  Local sub shops charge $1 for a dollop to any sandwich.  SALSA SUPREME makes mouth watering guacamole in record time.  Just keep the ratio of avocados to tomatoes, 2:1.  Add SALSA SUPREME to suit your individual tastes.  Remember you can always add MORE but can't take it out.  EVERYTHING you need is in there! 

Salsa Supreme  onions, bell peppers, garlic, cilantro, parsley, jalapeno, salt, blk. pepper, lime juice pwd., vinegar pwd

Bon appetit! 


Posted March 2020

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