alligator pepper


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alligator pepper

n
1. (Plants) a tropical African zingiberaceous plant, Amomum melegueta, having red or orange spicy seed capsules
2. (Plants) the capsules or seeds of this plant, used as a spice
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Returning to London where he met his wife and worked as a civil servant at the Department of Health, his love of cooking led him to start making sauces using exotic ingredients native to Africa including baobab fruit, coconut, and alligator pepper.
It has a healthy dose of alligator pepper, a dash of coriander and a nice addition of Stone-style hops.
The couple use ingredients native to or commonly used in Africa like baobab fruit, cashew nuts, alligator pepper cubeb and hibiscus flowers to produce a twist on a range of common sauces like ketchups, savoury jams and relishes.