"We would love to taste the fresh green pepper like you eat in Cambodia," we often hear from customers. We got so excited about the idea that we went out and created a never-before-seen, unique product - freeze-dried, fresh, green Kampot pepper. In short, our farmers picked fresh green berries, which we packed with salt and sent to us in the Czech Republic. Here we rented a freeze-dryer from the Czech company LYOTRADE and the spicy treasure was born! However, the freeze-drying process takes a very long time, so the supply is very limited.
Why is freeze-dried Kampot pepper so good? The special freeze-drying process is used to preserve the maximum quality, freshness and flavour accents of real fresh Kampot pepper - from Cambodia to your plate! This pepper, like our other peppers, is a 100% organic fair trade product, lovingly harvested and personally developed by us as the first in the world. Thanks to freeze-drying, the incredible intensity of fresh Kampot pepper is mellowed, so that when you eat it, you experience a delicate pepper flavour that is reminiscent of freshly picked berries on the Cambodian coast, but with a much more subtle intensity.
We are often asked how to use it in the kitchen. Its playfulness in combinations with different dishes is almost endless! When combined with liquid or oil, the ball reabsorbs moisture and tastes regains its freshness - it is perfect for steaks and any kind of meat, for making sauces, in pasta, on top of meats or crumbled on the grill. Vegetarians will also enjoy it in salads with herbs, in risottos (e.g. asparagus) or you can eat it just like that! It does not belong in the grinder, it is used in the kitchen whole or crushed with a mortar.
TIP for simple tapas: surprised by a visitor at home? If you have high-quality pastries and olive oil, we recommend putting the crushed freeze-dried pepper in a bowl with olive oil and dipping the pastries in it. In our .pepper..family, this simple tapas based on an Italian recipe is a great success!
The important thing is to understand how freeze-dried Kampot pepper works in the kitchen and that it is a fresh pepper, not a dried version. In practice, this means learning to use whole balls of it, at most their coarsely crushed variant, which is ideally incorporated during cooking to draw the liquids in.
How long will my freeze-dried pepper last? This fresh pepper is sealed in a doypack bag and will last you at least three months without refrigeration. If you plan to keep it longer, we recommend putting it in the refrigerator. Salt acts as a natural preservative, so you don't have to worry about its quality diminishing.