Black pepper comes from the dried, immature berries of Piper nigrum L. The deep dark brown to black, deep-set wrinkled berries, when ground have a characteristic, penetrating odor, and a hot, biting and very pungent taste.
• Press onto burgers, chops or steaks before cooking.
• Sprinkle on salads, baked potatoes and vegetables at the table.
Serves: Makes 4 (2-tablespoon) servings.
Prep time: 5 mins