Szechuan peppercorns are the outer pods of small, reddish brown aromatic prickly ash berries. It has a lemony scent and gives a slightly numb sensation in the mouth when too much is added to the food. It is one of the ingredients used in the Chinese five-spice powder and a great seasoning for pork, chicken, and beef dishes. You can read more about it here .
Ro-Ri’s Szechuan Pepper Chicken Stir-Fry
1 lb chicken breast meat cut into strips
½ cup carrots, julienned
½ cup green peppers, julienned
½ cup snow peas, cut into half diagonally
1 tsp minced garlic
½ tsp ground or crushed Szechuan peppercorns
salt to taste
Marinade chicken strips with ground Szechuan peppercorn and salt for 30 minutes.