Pink peppercorns (also called rose pepper, rose peppercorn, Brazilian pepper, poivre rose, baie rose, poivre de Bourbon, Florida holly, aroeira, among others), are actually not peppercorns, but the dried berries from a small shrub (schinus terebinthifolius). The berries add a very mild pepper-like taste to food, and are delicious in both sweet and savory dishes. Grind it in a spice mill and add to a sweet shortbread batter, toss into a savory cabbage coleslaw, blend with fresh thyme for a tasty rub on grilled fish and chicken, or even add to vanilla ice cream or gelato!
Pink "peppercorns" are small, pinkish-red berries that, with their smooth skin and puffy-hollow feel, do not closely resemble true peppercorns.
Selecting and Buying
Preparation and Use
Use pink peppercorns as you would your preferred pepper for a different twist on traditional flavors.
Conserving and Storing
Pink "peppercorns" can be stored in much the same way as true peppercorns.