Sichuan Pepper-Salt

This classic Chinese seasoning mixture is typically used in Sichuan cooking as a rub for poultry or meat, or as a dipping salt for fried foods.

Sichuan Pepper-Salt
This classic Chinese seasoning mixture is typically used in Sichuan cooking as a rub for poultry or meat, or as a dipping salt for fried foods.
Yield: makes 1/2 Cup

Ingredients

  • 12 cup kosher salt (we like Diamond brand)
  • 14 cup Sichuan peppercorns

Instructions

  1. Toast salt and peppercorns in a dry skillet set over medium heat, stirring often, until salt turns slightly grey, 2–3 minutes. The peppercorns will smoke, but be careful not to let them burn.
  2. Crush hot mixture to a grainy powder in a mortar, then shake through a sieve to remove husks. Discard husks (or save to season stock).