pink peppercorn

peppercorn1Pink Peppercorn is my new favorite spice to cook with, it might even surpass my love for chiles. The color alone adds to any dish but what I love is that it goes with fruit, vegetables and meat. When I decided to research the origin and history of the lovely condiment, to my dismay I found that it is not pepper. It is from a plant that is a member of the rose family whose origin is the island of Renuion but now widely grown in Brazil. I made a delicious dip from it that you can use with chips or put on pork if you like spicy:

1 small red apple

1 avocado

¼ cup olive oil

Cilantro – I love this so I put more than needed

1 clove garlic

1 jalapeno – if you like spicy

For Christmas, I am making salmon with mango and pink peppercorn. yum…