The roasting really brings out the citrus aroma. I enjoy the numbness these bring to the tongue. It does have white plumes as you blend so do put a towel over the blender and then let it settle before sifting (I skipped). This would be good on roasted nuts. Made for Feb Sun and Spice. Thanks Sharon.
I made this using Sarawak pepper as it's what I have. I don't know if a aroma was all that it would have been if I'd had the proper pepper but it was still lovely. I'm be using the grinder set on coarse and I love the way it comes out with the salt. Be careful in using it, a little does go a long way. Made for Photo Tag.
The China Moon Cafe was one of my favorite haunts in S.F. They had ginger ice cream to die for!! The cookbook is wonderful (includes the ice cream and pepper/salt recipes), a real keeper if it's still available. The owner unfortunately died of cancer and The China Moon is no more...
great spice. The house smells great when you heat them and there is an asian restaurant in australia i think that i saw on food network where they roast some every day so that the aroma permeates the restaurant