• Complexity: very easy

Shallot Vinaigrette

Here's a light vinaigrette adapted from Bon Appétit magazine that can be made up to a week ahead and refrigerated. Bring to room temperature and shake before using. It is light and fresh and really brings out the taste in a salad.

  • Complexity: easy

Watermelon Salad

This is a sweet and savory summer side dish adapted from Cooking Light that has only 46 calories per 1/2 cup serving.

  • Complexity: easy

Chinese Long Beans with Kampot Pepper

This recipe from Food & Wine magazine shows how a few simple ingredients can add some flavor to a simple vegetable dish.

*You can substitute regular green beans for the Chinese Long Beans.

  • Complexity: easy

Fiery Kampot Pepper Chicken

Kampot pepper adds a nice kick to this recipe from the folks at the British television show "Spice Trip." They visited Starling Farm and cooked up this delicious chicken.

  • Complexity: easy

Peppery Arugula Pasta

Here's a meatless meal that can be prepared in just a few minutes.  Don't be afraid of the fish sauce -- it gives the dish a unique flavor.

  • Complexity: easy

Peppery Balsamic Tuna

Balsamic vinegar gives this dish a tang and the pepper adds some delicious heat!
  • Complexity: easy


This easy, tasty and colorful stir fry is from the Blue Kitchen food blog (www.blue-kitchen.com). Kampot pepper is clearly the star.
  • Complexity: easy

Tom Yum Gai (Thai Chicken Soup)

Don't be intimidated by the long list of ingredients. It's a simple soup known for its soothing warmth. It is delicious and also a great way to fight off a cold or the flu.

This soup goes good with noodles—egg, white or rice. Cook them separately and add just before serving so the starch doesn't thicken the soup.

  • Complexity: easy

Scrambled Eggs in Warm Tortillas

Here is a simple recipe that works for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It's the pepper and fresh seasonings that make it pop.
  • Complexity: easy

Kampot Pepper Potato Wedges

These delicious, baked potato wedges are easy to make and have far fewer calories than fried potatoes.