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Healthy Peppercorn Recipes

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Flank Steak with Coffee-Peppercorn Marinade

Coffee has a remarkable affinity with beef. Here, it is complemented by balsamic vinegar, garlic and crushed peppercorns.

» Flank Steak with Coffee-Peppercorn Marinade

Indian Spiced Shrimp

The magic in this dish happens in the spice grinder, where all the layers of flavor are brought together before cooking even begins. Serve with brown basmati rice.

» Indian Spiced Shrimp

Peppercorn-Crusted Beef Tenderloin

This super-simple recipe covers beef tenderloin in a blend of cracked black, white and green peppercorns. Though it takes moments to prepare, since it's beef tenderloin it's perfect for a special occasion. Look for peppercorns in the bulk spice section so you can buy just what you need. The recipe will also work with black ones only.

» Peppercorn-Crusted Beef Tenderloin

Ginger-Marinated Leg of Lamb with Israeli Couscous & Kale

A stunning main course for the holidays, this ginger-flavored leg of lamb, served with kale and red pepper flecked couscous, will win you accolades, even though it’s easy to put together. The festive-looking couscous could be served on its own as a side with roast chicken.

» Ginger-Marinated Leg of Lamb with Israeli Couscous & Kale

Citrus Gravy

Use the turkey giblets and neck to make a flavorful stock for this citrus-spiked gravy. Or use 4 cups store-bought chicken broth.

» Citrus Gravy

Seared Salmon with Green Peppercorn Sauce

A simple sauce of piquant green peppercorns, lemon juice and butter top this seared salmon recipe. Green peppercorns come from the same plant as black ones, but are harvested before they mature. Typically packed in vinegar, they have a refreshingly sharp flavor. Look for them near the capers in most supermarkets. Serve with smashed red potatoes and sautéed kale.

» Seared Salmon with Green Peppercorn Sauce

Sage-Rubbed Roast Turkey with Lemon-Bay Gravy

This roast turkey recipe is flavored with sage and served with gravy made extra-tasty with the lemony pan drippings from the turkey and bay leaves in the giblet stock. The salt rub in this recipe acts as a “dry brine,” plumping and seasoning the meat for moist, juicy, flavorful turkey.

» Sage-Rubbed Roast Turkey with Lemon-Bay Gravy


Try these flavorful, pungent peppercorn recipes.

Green peppercorns, pink peppercorns and black peppercorns are pungent additions to our healthy peppercorn recipes. Although peppercorns are quite versatile and find their place in a variety of recipes, peppercorns work especially well as a crust on rich meats, such as venison, beef tenderloin and lamb chops. Try our Peppercorn-Crusted Beef Tenderloin for a super-simple recipe that covers the tenderloin in a blend of cracked black, white and green peppercorns; it’s a flavor-packed dish that's perfect for a special occasion.

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