Spices: Flavors and Uses

Serves: 5




Allspice Sweet. Compatible with fruits, desserts, breads, duckling, beef, pork, ham, yellow vegetables, tomato sauces and relishes.

Anise Sweet licorice flavor. Compatible with chicken, duck, shellfish, noodles and rice, fruit desserts, chutneys, marinades and sweet breads.

Caraway Nutty, delicate anise flavor. Compatible with cheese, breads, cakes, stews, vegetables, beef, pork, goose, noodles and stuffings.

Cardamom Pungent. Compatible with breads, coffee cakes, rice and meats.

Cayenne Piquant. Compatible with meats, chili, salsas and beans.

(ground red pepper)

Cinnamon Sweet. Compatible with fruits, desserts, breads, tomato-meat sauces, yellow vegetables, beverages, pork, chicken, some beef and ground beef dishes.

Cloves Sweet, pungent. Compatible with pickled fruits, desserts, baked goods, beverages, lamb, pork, corned beef, tongue, yellow vegetables, tomato sauces and beets.

Cumin Earthy, pungent. Compatible with meat, chili, poultry, beans and rice dishes.

Ginger Sweet. Compatible with fruits, squash, poultry, sauces for fish, pork, some beef dishes, cheese and desserts.

Mace Pungent version of nutmeg. Compatible with chicken, duck, shellfish, many vegetables, beans, lentils, noodles, polenta, rice, almost any cheese dish, chocolate and fruit desserts, chutneys and marinades.

Mustard Earthy, pungent. Compatible with meats, poultry, vegetables, soups, beans and rice.

Nutmeg Sweet. Compatible with fruits, eggnog, cheese, desserts, ground beef, poultry, most vegetables and many sauces.

Paprika Usually mild, but hot versions are available. Compatible with beef, poultry, soups, salads, stews, eggs and goulash.

Pepper flakes Hot, pungent. Compatible with barbecue and savory sauces, chili, cornbread, eggs, fish, meats and vegetables.

Peppercorns Pungent. Compatible with salads, soups, poultry, fish and shellfish, meats, vegetables, pasta, grains, beans, cheese dishes, egg dishes, sauces, marinades and stuffings.

Saffron Pungent, aromatic. Compatible with meat, fish, poultry, vegetables, sauces and rice.

Turmeric Earthy, slightly bitter. Compatible with soups, stews, relishes, rice, beef and pork.

Vanilla Compatible with cake mixes, chocolate, ice cream, pastry dough, sauces and many sweet dishes.

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