Black Peppercorns

Source: India

Malabar black peppercorns are a basic peppercorn. They come from the state of Kerala in southwestern India, where the world's best black pepper is grown. Black peppercorns are the immature fruit of the piper nigrum plant.

Coat steaks with crushed peppercorns before cooking to create the classic dish, steak au poivre

A natural complement to the deep, berry-like flavor of venison, use it to flavor venison steaks or venison stews
Keep a pepper mill handy to grind Black Peppercorns fresh every time
Olive oil, lemon juice, salt and cracked pepper make a zesty salad dressing
Add whole, cracked or ground in recipes calling for pepper
Pepper loses its flavor when cooked for long periods of time, so add close to the end of cooking time