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Wild red Voatsiperifery peppercorns from Madagascar

It is the same pepper as the black Voatsiperifery pepper but picked at full maturity, which gives it much hotter notes.
  • 14,90 €

    Box of 80g (2.82 oz)
    Per kilo price : 186,25 €
  • 93,00 €

    Sac sous-vide 1000g net
  • 54,00 €

    Bag of 500g (17.64 oz)
    Per kilo price : 108,00 €

Botany : Piper borbonense
Origine : Madagascar
Ingredients : 100 % whole wild red voatsiperifery peppercorns
Storage : Away from light, heat and moisture.
Le Comptoir des Poivres' scale (?) : 2-3
Réf : CDPMAD06_P

Wild red Voatsiperifery pepper, Madagascar
Piper Borbonense

The Voatsiperifery is the fruit of a vine belonging to the Piperaceae botanical family. It grows on tall trees in the tropical forest, in the hot and humid regions in the south-east of the island of Madagascar where it is harvested by village communities. It can also be found on Réunion and Mauritius. It is often confused with the cubeb pepper. It is even called "country cubeb" in Mauritius. It is given other common names: brown betel nut, wild or betalle pepper.

It is a small peppercorn with a small caudal appendage. It comes in three colours, corresponding to the different stages of ripening: black, white and red.
It is a rare product because the harvest is always difficult and the vines are sometimes inaccessible, growing up to twenty metres high. Its preparation is very delicate, because it has a high water content and the corns are very fragile. Ten kilos of fresh corns are necessary to obtain a kilo of dry spice. The fruit turns red at maturity and blacken when dried like their cousin "piper nigrum".
This spice from the pepper family is very little known and even in Madagascar it is seldom used. It is found used fresh in a few traditional dishes and especially ground with different varieties of pepper.

This wild pepper is less powerful than black or white pepper. Crush it at the time of use. A coarse grind enables the aromas to be fully developed. Avoid aggressive cooking which makes it bitter and spicy and makes the more subtle flavours disappear. Preferably crush it directly onto your dish when it is served. Despite its exuberant aromatic character, these peppercorns are very easy to use.
It is used in the same way as the wild black pepper, but with a much hotter finish.

Excellent

Je connaissais déjà les poivres de Gérard VIVES et je suis très heureux de pouvoir en commander à nouveau . La qualité et l'excellence des produits est toujours au rendez-vous !!! Découvrir un poivre de cette maison c'est rencontrer grand cru ... une expérience inoubliable qui se traduit dans la durée pour accompagner nos préparations culinaires au jour le jour...
J'ai commandé la trilogie des Voatsipériféry, noir rouge et blanc (je ne connaissais que le noir) et, déjà le rouge a trouvé un accord sur une ganache au chocolat noir et whiskye d'islay... très prometteur. Dégustation ce soir...
Merci à l'équipe du comptoir pour ces magnifiques découvertes.
Gilles

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Avis laissé le 2016-03-06 par Gilles M

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Wild red Voatsiperifery peppercorns from Madagascar

Wild red Voatsiperifery peppercorns from Madagascar

It is the same pepper as the black Voatsiperifery pepper but picked at full maturity, which gives it much hotter notes.