What The Heck Do I Do With Allspice?
- Laura Kiley
Allspice is a magnificent spice that often doesn't get the respect it deserves.
Unfortunately, most people have no idea how to use or cook with it.
Allspice is not a blend of several spices, it is a spice unto its own and is commonly used in both sweet and savory dishes.
They thought it had a flavor combination of cinnamon, clove, pepper and nutmeg, hence noting its flavor as a combination of “ALL THE SPICES”.
In America, Allspice is commonly used to make chili, however the warm flavor of this spice lends itself to both sweet and savory dishes.
Here are 8 unique ways to use Allspice when cooking:
Add it to sweet dishes such as gingerbread, apple pie or dark chocolate desserts for a bit more spice
Give your stews, curries and soups a subtle peppery overtone for depth
Ground Allspice a central spice to make Jerk Chicken
Use whole allspice in stews or soups, and for pickling and brining
For a sweeter taste, tuck whole allspice berries into your beef or lamb roast (just as you would garlic cloves)
Mix in a few berries to your spiced cider, mulled wine, or chai
Add a unique sweet and spicy depth of flavor to your barbecue sauce.
For a hint of warmth sprinkling it on your roasted vegetables
PS Seasoning & Spices Tip:
Keep your allspice fresh and ready to use by storing it in an airtight jar or another container away from direct sunlight. It will last for years whether whole or ground. There's no need to freeze or refrigerate it.
|¾ Cup||Mustard Seed, Whole|
|1½ Cup||Dark Beer (Of Your Choosing. For example Guinness)|
|½ Cup||Dark Brown Sugar|
|2 tsp.||Allspice, Ground|
|¾ tsp.||Turmeric Root, Ground|
|1 Can||Pillsbury Refrigerated Classic Pizza Crust|
|1 Tbsp.||Baking Soda|
|½ Tbsp.||Garlic & Herb Seasoning (Salt-Free)|