|November 26, 2022


Peppercorns are a small fruit, the drupe (a fruit with one seed in the center) of a flowering vine called piper nigrum, which grows in hot climates. It's native to India and Southeast Asia. Some of the best peppercorns in the world come from Kerala on India's Malabar Coast.

Black pepper and peppercorns start as green peppercorns - a fruit from the piper nigrum plant. These brightly colored fruits come together in clusters similar to grapes but are usually only eaten when fully ripe. When boiled or fried before being dried in the sun, these peppers' skin becomes dark brown and wrinkled.

Green peppercorns are the species harvested at the degree of ripeness. However, unlike black pepper, cooked after harvesting to make it edible - green peppercorns aren't cooked but instead treated with different substances or preservatives such as sulfur dioxide, which retards the enzyme responsible for making them dark in color. While this process does preserve them, it also means they're more prone to spoilage than black pepper.

Green peppercorns are stored in salt water or vinegar, which preserves them for a longer time. They are a riper and softer version of the typical pepper berry with a lighter flavor than those from dry conditions.

Green Peppercorn Sauce Ingredients

Without a decadent cream sauce of green peppercorn recipes, no steak would be complete. Check out the recipe here! 


Whole green peppercorns can add a delicious nuance of flavor to any meal you cook. These spices work best with lighter meat dishes, though they pair nicely with sweeter vegetables and fruits. Get the detailed recipe for this delicious sauce.
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  • Serves - 1 Cup
  • Preparation Time - 15 Minutes
  • Cooking Time - 15 Minutes

Ingredients for Peppercorn Sauce 

  • 1 Tbsp - Chopped Shallots
  • 2 Tbsp - Green peppercorns 
  • 1 Tsp - Refined Oil
  • 2 Tbsp - Butter
  • 2 Tbsp - Brandy
  • 2 Tsp - Flour
  • 1 Cup - Beef broth
  • ½ Cup - Whipped cream
  • 1 Tsp - Salt

Steps to make Green Peppercorn Sauce 

  • Heat the oil in the pan over medium-low flame. Add shallots, green peppercorns, and butter. Continue stirring to soften the shallots before they brown.
  • Remove the pot from the stove and add brandy, then return to the stove.
  • Add the flour and cook while stirring. Add beef broth before increasing the heat to high and simmer while stirring often. Once the liquid is half, set it aside.
  • Add the cream and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer and stir occasionally until the sauce has thickened. Add the remaining butter and salt to taste, then serve over steak or roasted chicken.

Health Benefits of Green Peppercorn Sauce

DISCLAIMER- This blog does not provide you with any medical advice. It is strictly meant to be an informational and recipe blog only. Please consult your physician or medical expert on what works best for you.

  • Moderate Source Of Salt - The salt content in green peppercorns is vital for regulating the flow of fluids through the bloodstream.
  • Good for Digestion - The beneficial connection between the consumption of peppercorns and one's digestive health has been widely known for centuries, and green peppercorns are no exception. A compound found in these flavorful little delicacies - piperine - also plays a part in helping stimulate secretions from the stomach, and speeding up digestion.
  • Works Against Intestinal Issues - By aiding in the release of hydrochloric acid, green pepper assists with the reduction of gas. The antimicrobial nature of hydrochloric acid destroys harmful bacteria in food before it enters the intestinal tract that may have infected you with an intestinal disease.
  • Rich in Antioxidants - Green peppercorn is rich in vitamins C and K, antioxidants that can help lower concentrations of free radicals. Free radicals—or free oxygen atoms—often bind to the healthy cells in your body, potentially causing oxidative stress on those cell walls.
  • Rich in dietary Fiber - There are many benefits to consuming high amounts of dietary fiber. For example, consuming foods high in fiber takes more time to digest and leaves the stomach burning extra calories. One such food is green peppercorn, which has several other health benefits.

Summing Up On Green Peppercorn Sauce

Green peppercorns are rich in vitamins C and K, which help lower the concentration of free radicals and diminish the risks associated with free radical damage. Green Peppercorn Sauce has a rich and flavorful taste, spiced up by its inclusion of black peppercorns, fresh garlic, and shallots; the addition of brandy rounds out its flavor with a smoky twist.

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