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Old 12-03-2016, 06:31 PM   #1
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Szechwan Peppers & Tellicherry Peppers

I'm pretty sure they are not comparable but I've never had Szechwan Peppers yet. Only place I seem to be able to get them is if I order them on line.

I do have Tellicherry Peppers - are they even "slightly" comparable?

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Old 12-03-2016, 06:41 PM   #2
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I'm pretty sure they are not comparable but I've never had Szechwan Peppers yet. Only place I seem to be able to get them is if I order them on line.

I do have Tellicherry Peppers - are they even "slightly" comparable?
Szechwan Peppers or Szechwan pepper corns? I use a peppercorn blend with tellicherry peppercorns in it in my pepper grinder. Szechwan Peppers are very hot and used in Chinese cooking. I have not used Szechwan peppers myself.
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Old 12-03-2016, 06:45 PM   #3
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Tellicherry are fairly common for dried peppercorns here, and have a nice spicy bite when freshly cracked.

Szechuan are harder to find, and definitely have a spicier, capsicum type heat.
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Old 12-03-2016, 09:46 PM   #4
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No they aren't comparable

They taste very different. Szechuan pepper has a very unique almost floral taste and aroma and will make your mouth numb and tinglie. Personally I don't think they have a capsicum kind of heat but they are very distinctive

Tellicherry is just good tasting black pepper
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Old 12-03-2016, 10:22 PM   #5
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msmofet - these are the peppers that I am talking about. In actual fact they are not a real pepper. I just want ot try them.

szechwan peppers
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Old 12-04-2016, 12:14 AM   #6
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Dragnlaw, I second what jennyema said and yes it numbs your mouth.

Tellicherry, when I have the cash, is my favorite pepper.
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Old 12-04-2016, 02:08 AM   #7
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People always say Sichuan peppers make your mouth numb, but I've yet to feel it. Am I not using enough?!
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Old 12-04-2016, 03:49 AM   #8
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We found Szechuan peppercorns at an Oriental market.
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Old 12-04-2016, 04:03 AM   #9
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People always say Sichuan peppers make your mouth numb, but I've yet to feel it. Am I not using enough?!
Me too. I've read that about szechuan peppers, but only found them to be hot. Maybe it's one of those body chemistry things like how some people say cilantro tastes like soap, and others don't.
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Me too. I've read that about szechuan peppers, but only found them to be hot. Maybe it's one of those body chemistry things like how some people say cilantro tastes like soap, and others don't.
That's an interesting point. I don't think it tastes like soap and I also have trouble tasting saffron (sad for me :( ) in dishes.
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