Plant Magazine of Botanical-online September 2017

Natural remedies

Clove recipes

(Eugenia Caryophyllata = Zyzigium aromaticum)

HOW TO COOK CLOVE

Cooking with cloves in recipes

Clove has a pungent aroma, provides an intense, exhilarating and refreshing scent. To cook it use it sparingly because excessive doses is too intense and coud mask other flavors.

Clove is mainly used as a spice. You can add between 2 or 4 cloves in a soup or stew pot, which will provide a sharp, exotic and refreshing taste, according to the proportion.

Clove can also be ground together with other spices it blends well with, like turmeric, pepper, cinnamon, star anise, cumin, coriander, garlic, ginger or anise, choosing the ingredients according to the desired flavor: warm, spicy, etc.

Among these mixtures, ther is the traditional spice Garam masala, or curry sauce prepared with coconut milk .

Clove to macerate

Clove is well suited to marinate, because it does not only provide aromas and organoleptic properties to food, but it helps keep it free from harmful bacteria, for its antiseptic properties.

This method is useful in recipes with fish, seafood or meat, that are only consumed marinated without cooking, like ceviche, sashimi, sushi, poke, lomi or carpaccio.

In this way, clove add controls microorganisms in food during maceration, helping to prevent food poisoning.

With cloves you can also make infusions.

Some dry cloves

Some dry cloves

Recipes with cloves

The following list includes recipes of cloves:

Clove dishes:

- Porridge

- Guava helmets

- Pickled nopalitos

- Lime Soup

Infusions:

- Chai Tea

- Infusion with Goji berries

Sauces:

- Mix of spices Raz Hanout

- Ethiopian spice mixture

- Herbal Oil

- Garam masala

Pastry with cloves:

- Figs bread

- Gingerbread

Cookie recipe with cloves, cinnamon and ginger

Ingredients:

- 1 cup brown sugar

- 4 tablespoons honey

- 2 cups flour

- 2 teaspoons soda powder

- 1 cup olive oil

- ¼ teaspoon salt

- Half teaspoon ground cloves

- 1 teaspoon ground ginger

- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Preparation:

- Mix the egg, honey, oil and sugar in a bowl. Stir well.

- Add the flour, soda, ginger, cinnamon and cloves. Stir well. Sprinkle salt.

- Once the dough is ready, (it has consistency and does not become sticky) form small balls about 3.5 cm in diameter.

- Place on a baking paper all the balls, leaving about 5 cm between them to prevent sticking when enlarged.

- Place in the oven, preheat to 190 ° C, for 10 to 13 minutes. Check the center, poke with a tooth pick to see it if is done. (This comes out dry and is firm to the touch click a ball)

- Once done, remove it from oven and let it cool.

Ways to serve:

It can be eaten at breakfast with yogurt or milk or tea with some jam. They are very aromatic and crunchy and they taste very good.

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