Sansho pepper is not really black pepper; it is made from prickly ash tree. Sansho has a citrusy taste and is used often on yakitori and eel to balance the taste of grease.
How To Enjoy
A small amount of sansho makes a dish really interesting.
-Sprinkle on tempura or noodles.
-Use as a seasoning on shabu-shabu.
-Combine with salt and herbs to make a mild crust for meat and vegetable dishes.