Went to the local asian market to restock the pantry and saw a package of szechuan peppercorns that I was strongly inclined to buy. However, the english language warnings on the back made me hold off; to wit "Rinse five minutes before using. Cook at least 30 minutes before eating."
I mas thinking of using the peppercorns in a stir fry or in a rub, but the half hour of recommmeded cooking seems unlikely to fit in with the cooking techniques I was planning. Any ideas about the warning and proper usage?