The nutmeg, which is actually a seed core, comes from the Indonesian Moluccas. During the Middle Ages this wonderful spice made its way to Europe. The trade for this special spice was fierce. It was in Asia, Africa and South America that Nutmeg was cultivated and the trade has now become commonplace. The taste of freshly grated nutmeg is like no other. We have collected a few ideas on how to handle this tasty spice. Try them out!
With the spice or zester blade, grating nutmeg fresh and fine improves the taste of soups, sauces, mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts or cauliflower. Even white asparagus or spinach can be enhanced by the spicy, nutty flavor. Nutmeg provides a dramatic special touch with drinks like cocktails or hot chocolate.
Freshly grated nutmeg with its special aroma provides the finishing touches to desserts like zabaglione or Christmas cookies.