How is Nutmeg used in cooking?
According to British Chef and spice expert, Stevie Parle, nutmeg is one of the most versatile and ‘British’ of all the spices. Just think, what would bread sauce or apple pie be without nutmeg?
Mainly used for flavour, nutmeg has a slightly sweeter taste and mace with more delicate notes.
Nutmeg is popular in desserts, especially fruit or pumpkin pies, custard tarts and cakes. However, it is equally delicious in savoury dishes such as grated into mac n’ cheese or parmesan baked polenta with nutmeg meat balls – great for vegetarians!
Nutmeg is also used in a variety of beverages, such as eggnog, chai, mulled wine, or as a garnish over foamy coffee drinks.
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Final thought of the day
Nutmeg uses are not just subjective to cooking, Nutmeg can be said to lower blood pressure, improve joint pains and help to settle upset stomachs as well.