Nutmeg Cooking Ideas

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Cooking Tips
  • Nutmeg is strong flavour so a little goes a long way.
  • It is an essential baking spice, throw some ground nutmeg into fruit pies, biscuits or cakes. 
  • In savoury cooking add nutmeg to dishes with cheese or dairy such as macaroni or lasagne.
  • Also use when making other dairy based dishes such as buttery mashed potato or white sauce.
    Recipe ideas using nutmeg
      Nutmeg Flavour Pairings
      • Spice Flavour Profile
      Nutmeg is a warming spice meaning it is in between spicy and sweet. It has a citrus, floral flavour. It is mainly used in baking but also pairs well with fatty, rich dairy flavours or rich pasta sauces. The sweet notes help bring to life starchy vegetables like potatoes, sweet potatoes and squash. 
      • Spice Pairings

      Nutmeg pairs well with the other sweet spices cinnamon, ginger, allspice, clove & vanilla. It is often paired with these in baking blends such as mixed spice or pumpkin spice. 

      Click here for nutmeg ingredient profile and more flavour information.