Nutmeg Whole (6 pcs) - Spice & Co.

$5.00

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Nutmeg is native to the spice islands of Indonesia. It is a warm intensely aromatic bitter/sweet spice that should be used sparingly as it can be overpowering in dishes. Nutmeg is used in Middle Eastern cuisine to add flavour to lamb dishes, in Italian cooking to add warmth to sauces for pasta, veal, sausages or spinach and in France for classically slow braised casseroles and ragouts. 

Nutmeg is an intensely strong sweet smelling aromatic spice that should be used sparingly as it can be overpowering in dishes. Nutmeg originates from Indonesia. Both nutmeg and mace come from the fruit of the same tree. The tree’s fruit splits into a scarlet outer membrane (mace) and an inner brown seed (nutmeg). Nutmeg is an ingredient in the Moroccan spice mix (ras el hanout) and the French (quatre epices). Nutmeg adds spice to cauliflower, cabbage, carrots and meat ragouts

 

Uses and Ideas:

  • Make a healthy mashed potato (chefs tip - use desired potatoes) by using a combination of olive oil/butter or olive oil only. Add a small pinch of nutmeg when mixing.
  • Add a pinch of nutmeg to pan-fried prawns or simple tomato sauces to serve with linguine, tagliatelle or penne.
  • Add ground nutmeg to roast wedges of pumpkin, homemade pumpkin pie, pumpkin/date scones/muffins.
  • Add a pinch of ground nutmeg to fennel and cheese gratins, light sauces finished with cream fraiche for chicken/veal or sautéed cabbage with bacon or speck. 

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