Also known as Balinese or Bengal
pepper, long pepper looks like a small thin catkin and can be grated or
crushed. The long peppers have a beautiful sweet scent and a very hot,
almost numbing heat that belies the innocent initial sweetness.
long pepper to a lamb stew or to season a spicy soup. Experiment by replacing
black pepper with crushed or ground long pepper at the table or in your
cooking, the musky sweet flavour goes really well with rich, creamy
or buttery food in particular.