Best Nutmeg Recipes
Grilled Ouzo-and-Nutmeg Lamb Chops
One night, with a newborn in tow, Diane Kochilas's husband, Vassili Stenos, set out to improvise a recipe that would be easy and tasty. He marinated lamb chops in a mixture of ingredients he happened to have on hand.
Buttermilk Eggnog Pie
TV chef Carla Hall flavors her Southern buttermilk pie with rum and lots of nutmeg, which evoke the flavors of eggnog.
Nutmeg-Banana-Carrot Muffins with Chocolate Ganache
This muffin recipe is made completely without refined sugar, making it a great, healthy breakfast pastry. The sugar is replaced with simple date syrup; you'll need to soak the dates in the fridge overnight, but that is the only prior prep that needs to be done. You can then blend together the syrup in less than a minute.
The squash here gets tossed with pumpkin-pie spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves) and glazed with coconut milk.
Nutmeg makes a scintillating addition to rich, buttery shortbread. Though these cookies bake for about fifty minutes, the actual work time is amazingly brief for something so special. If you cook the shortbread in a black pan, check it after forty minutes since the color of the pan will cause the dough to cook more quickly. Shortbread keeps well stored in tins.
Date-Sweetened Quinoa Porridge
This tasty porridge made with quinoa, diced pitted dates, and hints of cinnamon and nutmeg is ready in only twenty-five minutes. Sprinkle with chopped toasted pecans.
Seared Spiced Duck Breasts
In Gascony, the magret is the boned breast, complete with its outside layer of skin and fat, from a duck that has been fattened for foie gras. The quatre epiches or four spices--cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger--are a signature seasoning in this region of Southwest France. In this recipe, freshly ground black pepper is a fifth aromatic.
Chewy Sugar Cookies
Crispy sugar cookies, perfect for decorating for any number of occasions, have their place. But when you want to fill your cookie jar or tuck something in your lunch, a sturdier, chewier cookie is in order. With crispy edges, chewy centers and just a hint of nutmeg, these classic sugar cookies are perfect with a cup of tea or a glass of ice-cold milk.