Pimento Ground


Ground pimento, is a delicious spice that somewhat combines the amazing flavours of cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg all into one.

Pimento, also known as allspice, is a versatile spice with warm, sweet, and slightly peppery notes. Here are ten recipes that incorporate ground pimento:

  1. Jamaican Jerk Chicken:
    • Create a jerk marinade with ground pimento, scallions, thyme, garlic, soy sauce, and lime juice. Marinate chicken and grill for a flavorful Caribbean dish.
  2. Pimento-Spiced Roasted Vegetables:
    • Toss a mix of root vegetables, such as sweet potatoes, carrots, and parsnips, with olive oil, salt, and ground pimento. Roast until caramelized.
  3. Pimento-Spiced Rice and Peas:
    • Cook rice with coconut milk, kidney beans, thyme, and a generous pinch of ground pimento for a Jamaican-inspired side dish.
  4. Pimento-Spiced BBQ Sauce:
    • Add ground pimento to your homemade barbecue sauce for a unique and aromatic twist. Great for basting grilled meats.
  5. Pimento-Spiced Chocolate Truffles:
    • Infuse dark chocolate truffle mixture with a small amount of ground pimento for a surprising and delightful flavor pairing.
  6. Pimento-Spiced Pumpkin Soup:
    • Enhance your pumpkin soup with ground pimento, ginger, nutmeg, and a touch of coconut milk for a comforting and aromatic bowl.
  7. Pimento-Spiced Black Bean Dip:
    • Blend black beans with ground pimento, garlic, cumin, and lime juice for a flavorful dip. Serve with tortilla chips or vegetable sticks.
  8. Pimento-Spiced Grilled Pineapple:
    • Sprinkle pineapple slices with ground pimento and grill until caramelized. Serve as a side dish or dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
  9. Pimento-Spiced Quinoa Salad:
    • Toss cooked quinoa with diced cucumber, cherry tomatoes, black beans, corn, and a dressing made with olive oil, lime juice, and ground pimento.
  10. Pimento-Spiced Banana Bread:
    • Add ground pimento to your favorite banana bread recipe for a warm and aromatic twist. It complements the sweetness of the bananas.

Feel free to adjust the quantities of ground pimento to suit your taste preferences in these recipes. It’s a spice that pairs well with both sweet and savory dishes, offering a unique and comforting flavor profile.

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