Szechuan Peppercorns are a native Chinese spice with a unique citrusy and slightly wood-infused pepper flavor and a strong heat that has a mild numbing effect on the tongue.
Use for traditional Szechuan dishes, such as mapo tofu and Szechuan hot pot
Use sparingly at first, as the heat can be intense
Use in rubs for meat, poultry or seafood
Add to sauces for noodle dishes and stir-fries
Peppercorn will smoke as it gets hot, so keep the heat low and discard any peppercorns that have blackened