1Using a clean coffee grinder or mortar and pestle, grind or crush black (and/or white) peppercorns to a fine powder. Mix 1 part pepper with 12 parts kosher salt or 8 parts fine or flake sea salt. Store in a metal spice can or glass jar away from the light. Transfer a small amount to a ramekin or small bowl and keep on the countertop for seasoning, using your fingers to measure.
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