white pepper


Definition of white pepper

: a pungent condiment that consists of the fruit of a pepper plant (Piper nigrum) ground after the black husk has been removed

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Yield: 8 cups (6–8 servings) Ingredients 8 tablespoons butter, divided 1 cup diced onion 3½ cups very rich chicken stock 3½ cups milk 2 teaspoons salt, divided 1 teaspoon white pepper, divided ¼ cup flour 1 cup heavy cream 2 lbs. Alex Hitz, House Beautiful, "Lobster Bisque from Alex Hitz," 14 Nov. 2013 Add 1¼ teaspoons salt and ½ teaspoon white pepper, and continue heating until the mixture is scalding. Alex Hitz, House Beautiful, "Lobster Bisque from Alex Hitz," 14 Nov. 2013 The bratwurst is made of finely ground veal and pork, distinguished by its firm texture and punch of white pepper. Michael Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle, "Wursthall in San Mateo at its best with beer & brat," 18 May 2018 The Austrian bottling is a pleasure to drink—crisp and lively with aromas of white pepper and herb. 2. Lettie Teague, WSJ, "The Sommelier Side Hustle: Winemaking," 10 Jan. 2019 The snappy spice of rye complements citrus-forward hops like a grind of white pepper on a grapefruit slice. William Bostwick, WSJ, "Why Settle for the Beer Equivalent of Wonder Bread?," 7 Sep. 2018 The whiskey’s nose has notes of marzipan, white pepper and honey, and a complex flavor that’s full of spice and cloves, citrus and vanilla. Teeling’s whiskeys are unmistakably Irish whiskeys. Zak Stambor, chicagotribune.com, "Teeling Irish whiskey aims to challenge norms with barrel flavors," 7 Mar. 2018 This grenache-dominant blend offers raspberry and other red fruits along with white pepper, blueberry and spice. Michael Austin, chicagotribune.com, "12 Cotes du Rhone wines that offer a range of styles and values," 31 May 2018 Add pimento, onion, mustard, white pepper, cayenne and paprika. Judy Walker, NOLA.com, "Pimento cheese sandwich, casserole, spread recipes: Variations are endless," 22 May 2018

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First Known Use of white pepper

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of white pepper

: a food seasoning that is made by grinding the dried berries of an Indian plant after removing the hard, black covers on the seeds

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Medical Definition of white pepper

: a condiment that consists of the fruit of an Indian plant of the genus Piper (P. nigrum) ground after the black husk has been removed

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