How bad can green peppercorns in brine go?
I'm all set to make green peppercorn steak for dinner tonight, but realized my peppercorns in brine had an expiration date three years ago. I've never used green peppercorns, but a gal's gotta wonder... how bad can they go? I opened the can (which was not bulging) and it smells peppery in there. Two stores later, it's clear it's those old peppercorns or nothing.
Recipe calls for:
2 T shallots
2T canned green peppercorns
Oh yeah, I'm not such a hot meat cook either--this was a special Leap Day surprise for my guy who loves Australian-style pepper steak. Sooooooo, what's a gal to do?
Thanks for any and all help!!
Thanks for the quick reply hotoynoodle! We've tried several of the black pepper kinds and they aren't quite what he's remembering so I thought I'd try this one.
Hopefully the special Leap Day surprise will be delighted taste buds, not something else. And based on your guess about flavorful, I'll up the amount. Thanks again!