Does anyone know what the little black pieces are in Hunan chicken?

  • Posted by: sgreen13
  • November 15, 2010
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monkeymom
monkeymom November 15, 2010

They could be crushed szechuan peppercorns.

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amreiskitchen
amreiskitchen November 15, 2010

I agree with monkeymom. Szechuan peppercorns are the husks that surround the seeds of the chinese prickly ash tree. Not really a peppercorn but they enhance the tingling sensation from hot spices and such. Hence their popularity in spicy Chinese foods.

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sgreen13
sgreen13 November 15, 2010

Ahhh...they always seemed bean like to me so I avoided them. Thanks guys!

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