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Allspice: an essential ingredient in cooking

By Hervé , on July 27, 2021 , updated on April 21, 2023 - 3 minutes to read
Allspice (Pimenta dioica)

How to use allspice?

Allspice is widely used in Creole cuisine. The four-spice, also called Bois d'Inde, is a berry with aromas of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and black pepper. It is used to flavour marinades, stews, cold fish...

How to replace allspice?

A: This exotic spice is hard to substitute. For cakes and cookies, try ground cinnamon or combine it with a pinch of nutmeg and cloves.

Who is in these 4 spices?

Cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and ginger are the usual ingredients of allspice.

How to make allspice?

An easy homemade spice recipe from AllSpice!...Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon.
  • 1 tablespoon of ground cloves.
  • 1 tablespoon of nutmeg.

Allspice is a popular spice because of its hot and spicy taste reminiscent of cloves, cinnamon and black pepper. This spice is often used in marinades for red or white meats, but it can also be added to savory dishes such as soups or stews. In addition, allspice can be used to flavor desserts such as apple pies or shortbread cookies.

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