Roasted Manakara Berry
Manakara Bay (roasted)
Net volumes and weights: 50ml / 35g / 1.23oz
These berries, incorrectly called "pepper", because they do not belong to the piperaceae family, are also called: Tenor pepper or Chinese coffee.
This tree is native to Brazil, its close relative Schinus molle is native to Peru. The main producing countries are Reunion, Madagascar, Mayotte and Guyana. It was introduced to Florida where it now grows wild. It is an elegant and decorative tree, related to lentisk and planted along the streets all around the Mediterranean.
If the flavor of these berries closely resembles pink peppercorns, it is because they are actually pink peppercorn seeds. Ours are lightly roasted which gives them a texture reminiscent of cocoa nibs. We find these very aromatic notes of pink pepper, fruity and floral but without the resinous notes. They are also devoid of spiciness.
They do not support cooking with the exception of very gentle cooking of the papillote type and do not like the company of acids.
They are suitable for cream sauces, white meats, poultry. They bring a colorful and fruity touch to carpaccios and fish or white meat tartars.
They are perfect for seasoning salmon, trout, or shellfish. Surprise your guests by using them in the sweet register, in exotic fruit salads or quite simply with vanilla ice cream, citrus sorbets or dark chocolate.