On Fri, 26 Nov 2021 00:47:06 -0500, Michael Trew
Post by Michael Trew Post by jmcquown Post by Graham Post by Dave Smith Post by jmcquown
I've heard many people say over the years they don't like the taste
of nutmeg. I don't understand it unless someone went really heavy
handed and the nutmeg overwhelmed whatever the dish was.
There is a world of difference between bottled pre ground nutmeg and
freshly grated nutmeg. The latter is much nicer tasting. However, IMO
it is to be used only in very small doses,
Mine was freshly grated and nowhere near enough.
I hate to say it but mine was bottled pre-ground and pretty much the
only other thing I use it for is to sprinkle some on Egg Nog.
I've only seen people do that on television. Is it more for the aroma,
or flavor? I just got the annual jug of egg nog, I'll try it if I still
have a bottle of nutmeg in my cabinet.
I never tried pre-grated nutmeg, I've always had whole nutmegs and
grate off a small bit to use, usually in spice cakes and once a year
grated on top of egg nog for New Year's Eve, mostly a ritual, I really
don't care for eggnog. As with most foods taste is more about aroma
than flavor, especially nutmeg... if not for the pleasant aroma nutmeg
is quite bitter. I've tried what's called pre-grated nutmeg, it's
really not grated, it's ground to a powder. There's a huge flavor
difference between freshly grated and powdered... the powdered has
little aroma, it's mostly just bitter. The powdered one buys at a
supermarket was powdered long ago and the aroma (from essential oil)
evaporated long ago. This is true of many spices, especially
cinnamon. I buy the actual cinnamon bark and powder a little in my
coffee bean whizzer. I buy whole spices, powdered is a waste of
money... like the difference of using a pepper mill and buying
pre-ground pepper. Pre-ground spices typically contain at least
5%-10% mouse turds. I buy whole peppercorns but still I check them
out carefully by pouring some on a sheet of white paper and then
placing them in a sieve to get rid of the dust, which is primarilly
dried mouse turds.
I know yoose don't believe but if yoose like eating rodent shit
enjoy... what do yoose think that pepper is in those tiny paper
pouches handed out at fast foodie joints... and it's not all rodent
turds, there are insect parts too, roaches love pepper. Next time you
go out for breakfast think long and hard about using their pepper
shakers on your eggs... better is shaking their pepper on that steak
dinner you'll pay through the nose for. And don't be too quick to say
yes to that monkey suit who comes around with that massive pepper mill
for your salad.
It's much smarter to carry your own pocket pepper mill, there are such
things, I have two, one for black, one for white... Chinese joints
have white pepper shakers on the table, I never use them.
I buy most spices at Amazon, they have a huge selection, far better