We use the mortar and pestle to crush nutmeats for this delectable topping.
1/2 cup pistachio meats, roasted and lightly salted
5 long black pepper pods, ground or crushed
1/2 tsp. salt
1 Tbs. powdered sugar
Combine all ingredients in a mortar and pestle and crush.
Serve over vanilla Ice cream.
To check out long pepper pods in person, come by the Whole Spice shop in Napa.