When you bite into it, Kampot Red Pepper starts with a traditional pepper flavor, but quickly you will find fruity and jasmine-like floral notes as a very subtle sweetness hits your tongue.

They will bring some heat that does linger, but it is not as bold and strong as black pepper. It plays wonderfully with meats like pork, duck, and chicken.

AROMA: Fruity and Floral

ORIGIN: Cambodia

PACKING SIZE: 2.20 oz. (100 ml Grinder Jar), 5.60 oz. (330 ml Jar)

(Grinder sold separately for the 330 ml Jar)


What is Kampot Red Pepper?

Kampot Red Pepper, also known as Kampot Red Peppercorns, is a highly prized variety of pepper that hails from Cambodia. Renowned for its exceptional flavor profile and unique characteristics, Kampot Peppercorns has gained popularity among chefs and food enthusiasts around the world.

When you first taste these Red Peppercorns, you'll notice a familiar traditional pepper flavor, but it quickly surprises your taste buds with additional layers of complexity. It carries subtle fruity and jasmine-like floral notes that add depth to its taste profile. Moreover, there's a mild sweetness that delicately lingers on your tongue, providing a delightful contrast to the spice.

What is special about Kampot pepper?

Kampot pepper is special for several reasons. One of the key factors contributing to the quality of Kampot Red pepper is the meticulous and labor-intensive hand-harvesting process. During the peak of the dry season, around March, the peppercorns begin to ripen and turn from yellow to red. At full maturity, the red peppercorns are carefully picked by hand by local farmers. 

Each red peppercorn is selected individually, ensuring only the ripest and highest-quality peppercorns are harvested, while leaving the rest on the vine to continue ripening.

After harvesting, the red peppercorns undergo a sequence of washing, blanching, and subsequent sun-drying lasting 2-3 days. This meticulous procedure ensures that every peppercorn achieves its ideal level of dryness. This gentle treatment preserves the peppercorns' unique flavors and characteristics, ensuring that each batch maintains its exceptional quality.

How do you use Kampot Red Pepper?

With its gentle heat and lovely fruitiness, Kampot Red Peppercorns recipes are vast. It can be ground in a spice grinder or crushed in a mortar and pestle. Using a dedicated grinder ensures that the pepper's distinct flavor remains untainted by other peppercorns.

One of the best ways to enjoy Kampot Red Pepper is by using it as a seasoning for meats. Try sprinkling it over smoked meats like duck, ribs, and pork chops to enhance their flavors and add a touch of sophistication to your dishes.

Additionally, the pepper's fruity notes make it a delightful choice for grilled fruits. Enhance the natural sweetness of fruits like pineapple and mango by sprinkling Kampot Red Pepper over them, creating a delicious combination of sweet and spicy flavors.

For everyday use, keep a grinder filled with Kampot Red Pepper in your kitchen. Its well-rounded flavor makes it a great substitute for regular black pepper, adding a more nuanced taste experience to your everyday meals.

Where can I buy Kampot Pepper?

You can buy Kampot Pepper online at Lafayette Spices. We offer a convenient and reliable platform to purchase this highly sought-after spice from the comfort of your home. 

With us, you can be assured of the quality and authenticity of the Red Peppercorns you are purchasing. Enjoy the unique flavors and culinary delights that Kampot Red Pepper brings to your dishes, all available with just a few clicks at Lafayette Spices' online store.


Kampot Red Peppercorns

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