Allspice is a spice that has been used since ancient times.
However, its name comes from the Latin word ‘allesper’ meaning ‘at all hours’.
It’s a warm spicy flavour that goes well with meat dishes, soups and stews.
It also works really well in marinades and rubs.
I’m going to give you a little background into allspice and tell you where you can find it.
What is allspice?
Allspice is a spice that comes from the dried berries of Pimenta dioica, a tree native to tropical America. It is used extensively in Caribbean cuisine, especially Jamaican dishes. In Jamaica, it is called “pimento” and is sometimes referred to as “allspice”. It is a mixture of red and black peppercorns, ground together. It is used in many Jamaican dishes such as jerk pork, jerk chicken, and jerk fish.
What does allspice taste like?
It tastes similar to cinnamon, but with a hint of nutmeg. It is used in Jamaican dishes because it adds a warm, sweet flavor to the dish.
How is allspice used?
Allspice is used in many different types of dishes. It is usually added to stews, soups, sauces, breads, and desserts.
Ground vs whole
Whole allspice is ground from the berries of the Pimenta dioica tree. Ground allspice is available in either light or dark varieties. Light allspice contains about 10% more flavor than dark allspice. Whole allspice is used in recipes where the spice needs to retain its shape and color. Ground allspice can be substituted for whole allspice in any recipe.
Tips on storing allspice
Allspice is a very perishable spice. It loses its aroma and flavor quickly if not stored properly. Store allspice in a cool dry place away from sunlight. Do not store allspice in plastic bags or containers. Keep allspice in airtight glass jars or tins.
Allspice Cream Cheese Frosting
This frosting is delicious! I used to make it for my daughter’s birthday cake but now I make it for myself every year. 1 cup butter soft 2 cups powdered sugar
Can I substitute mixed spice for allspice?
Allspice is a spice blend containing nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, ginger, and black pepper. It is used in many dishes, especially stews and soups. Allspice is available in ground form, but we recommend buying whole spices because they last longer. You can substitute allspice for any other spice except cayenne pepper.
What spices can I use if I don’t have allspice?
Allspice is a spice blend used in many dishes. It contains nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, and black pepper. You can use ground ginger instead of allspice if you prefer.
Can I substitute five spice for allspice?
Yes, you can substitute mixed spice for cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, cardamom, mace, pepper, and cayenne.
Can I use mixed spice instead of allspice?
Allspice is a combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and black pepper. It is used in baked goods and savory dishes. Mixed spice is a mixture of equal parts of cinnamon, ginger, clove, and nutmeg. It is used in baking and savory dishes.
Can you substitute mixed spice?
Allspice is a blend of nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, ginger and black pepper. It is used in many dishes, especially baked goods. Substituting 5 spice for allspice is not recommended because it does not have the same flavor profile.
What can I use as a substitute for allspice?
Allspice is a spice that comes from the berries of the Pimenta dioica tree. It is used in many dishes because of its unique flavor. It is usually added to meat stews, soups, and other savory dishes. Allspice is available whole or ground. Whole allspice berries are sold in jars and cans. Ground allspice is sold in bulk bags.
What can be substituted for allspice?
Allspice is a type of cinnamon used in baking and cooking. It is not interchangeable with other spices such as cinnamon or cloves.