There’s something about pepper that makes it so exciting to work with. Whenever a herb or fruit is described as peppery, things get exciting because we actually look for the pepper kick. Pepper really is the rock star of spices.
Six Pepper Blend is a famous blend that is commercially available through Tone’s and Durkee. This blend is great for making roasts and people widely use it for various side dishes as well.
Which peppers should I use?
The six pepper blend is all about the ground peppers. Any kind of pepper you can grind is pretty much in this recipe.
Fresh peppers can be used in this blend but you have to take note of which peppers taste well with which. If you’re feeling a little bold with your pepper choice, make sure they taste good together. If you’re in for the classics, you’ve hit the spot. Most of them are part of our six pepper blend.
Black peppercorn, white peppercorn, allspice, paprika and cayenne are the main peppers in this recipe.
What goes well with six pepper blend?
The six pepper blend is great to rub on roasts. It’s a good aid in recipes that require peppery coats for prime rib beef, pork tenderloin and ribs. This is also great with chicken while roasting because the peppery rub really sticks to the skin.
Six pepper blend is also used in some salad dressings and sides to add extra flavor and kick.
What is the best way to dry peppers if needed?
If you’re living in a tropical country or a hot country, the best way to dry peppers is really under the sun. The peppers get dried up evenly and you don’t have to worry about moisture.
If you’re living in an area where it’s not always hot or an area that is very cold, you may dry your peppers in a dehydrator or the oven under slow and low heat.
- Black Peppercorn. Ground black peppercorn is ideal for this but we suggest you grind your own black peppercorns for freshness.
- White Peppercorn. The same rule applies for white peppercorn with black peppercorn. Freshly grind your white peppercorn.
- Paprika. You may use bottled paprika from the grocery store. You can also use the smoked paprika for extra flavor!
- Cayenne. Use the bottled cayenne pepper from the grocery store to make life easier for you!
- Allspice. It’s important to use fresh allspice from the bottle because old allspice in the bottle can get stale.
- Chili Powder. This is where you can experiment with your own pepper. Choose your fresh pepper and dry it under the sun and blend it when dried. You don’t have to dry fresh pepper; you may also use bottled chili powder.
How to make six pepper blend
It’s very easy to make this six pepper blend at home. Since most of the ingredients can be purchased ground, you simply combine all the ingredients together and store them.
In the ingredients list, we mentioned that it’s best to ground your own peppercorns for freshness. You can use a mortar and pestle to grind whole peppers then slowly add the rest of the peppers. Store in an airtight bottle.
Six pepper blend
- Mortar and pestle
- 5 tbsp Black Pepper (ground)
- 4 tbsp White Pepper (ground)
- 2 tbsp Paprika
- 1 tbsp Allspice (ground)
- 1 tbsp Chili Powder
- ½ tbsp Cayenne
- Using a mortar and pestle, grind the black peppercorns and white peppercorns.
- Onceg round, slowly add the allspice, cayenne, chili powder and paprika into the rinding. Grind for another 1 minute then store in an airtight container