Salt and Five-Pepper Mix

For variety, try using this flavorful mix in place of plain salt and pepper, even when you’re not eating Chinese food.

Serves: 16Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 16


  • 2 Tbsp. black peppercorns
  • 2 tsp. red peppercorns
  • 2 tsp. Szechwan peppercorns
  • 1 tsp. green peppercorns
  • 1 tsp. white peppercorns
  • ¼ cup coarse salt


  • In a heavy skillet on medium to medium-low heat, brown the peppercorns and salt, shaking the pan occasionally, until the peppercorns are fragrant and the salt turns a light brown color.
  • Grind the cooled mixture in a spice grinder or blender. Store in a sealed jar.