Cooking with Spices

@jsitko (1169)
United States
February 18, 2009 3:12pm CST
I have many spices on my shelf that I use in cooking. I just recently bought one that I did not have, it is ground cardamon. I thought that I would try it since I never had it before. My only problem is I do not know when to use it. Is there any good ideas on what to use this spice on. Just by the smell of it, I can imagine using it on a roasted chicken. Have you used this spice and on what type of meat or food did you use it on? All ideas are appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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4 responses
@teka44 (3425)
• Brazil
18 Feb 09
Hi jsitko. I am like you LOL. I love spicy food and I like to cook with spices. This one you are talking about can be used with chicken, some kind of fish with strong taste, in sauces and you can make bread with it as well. I use to do sometimes a bread with dry garlic and cardamon or oregano. You can put it in some vegetables too like pumpkin, summer squash and in salads too. Depending of what you are doing you will add a little of cardamon only. But it is tasty. Sometimes I do a cheesecurd (soft)with spices in that. It is wonderful to eat in the bread. And easy to do as well. If you want the recipe let me know. So you can use many of your spices LOL. Have a good day.
@jsitko (1169)
• United States
18 Feb 09
Hi teka, Thank you very much for your ideas, they all sound great. I love the idea with the bread too, that one I will have to try. I would love to have the recipe and give it a try. It will be a good start for a new to me spice. Thanks for your response and here is to spicing up the cooking.
@teka44 (3425)
• Brazil
22 Feb 09
Hi jsitko, sorry for the delay to reply you but I'm busy these days LOL. Here a recipe of spicy bread: 500 gr of wheat flour 30 gr of yeast for bread 1 cup of warm water 3 tablespoon of olive oil 2 tablespoon of dryed garlic oregano or cardamon salt, 1 tablespoon of sugar. OBS. you can change the garlic for dryed onion as well. How To Make: Dissolve the yeast in the water (don't use hot water. It must be like a little more than ambient temperature). Add the sugar and put it in the flour. Add the oil, the salt and the garlic and oregano. Mix all with your hands untill it is well mixed. If you need to add a little more of water do this. Let it stay for 1 hour or untill it get the double size. Form the bread and put it in a greased form (depending the size of bread you make you can make 2 breads). Put in the oven for 30 minutes more or less. You will see when it is baked. Each oven is different so you need to pay attention. Hope you like this recipe. With pratice you can change this recipe and make different bread with spices.
@jsitko (1169)
• United States
22 Feb 09
Hi Teka, Sometimes it is worth the wait and this looks like one of those times. Thanks so much for the recipe it sounds delicious and I may make it today to go with the beef stew I am making. I am very anxious to try it and have already copied and pasted it to my recipe file on my computer. Thanks for the recipe and thanks for responding.
@caver1 (1765)
• United States
18 Feb 09
I have a recipe for cardamon bread which is very good. I haven't made it or any yeast bread in awhile and had forgotten about it. Now you have jogged my memory, maybe I'll try it again.
@jsitko (1169)
• United States
18 Feb 09
Hi Caver, I am glad I jogged your memory. The bread sounds great. It has been since the holiday for me making bread. It is time to do it again, there is nothing better than the smell and taste homemade bread. Thanks for your response.
@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
18 Feb 09
I love using spices too but that one is new for me. I wonder if I've not seen it or maybe it is not very popular here. I will be watching here for what others say
@jsitko (1169)
• United States
18 Feb 09
I am very curious as well. I saw it, didn't have it so I bought it. It smells great and savory just not too sure where to use it. We will both maybe learn something here.
@sharay (2776)
• India
18 Feb 09
Have you tried cardomom in tea, it tastes really great, try it without fail, other than that, you can use cardomom invariably in all the nonveg items. it is mainly used as a flavouring for savoury and sweet dishes,it has good medicinal values, so use it often in your cooking
@jsitko (1169)
• United States
18 Feb 09
Hi Sharay, I have not heard of cardomom being used in a tea, I will have to try that for my next cup. I was not aware that it had medicinal value either. It sounds like it has may uses and I am looking forward to experimenting with it. Thanks you so much for you input and knowledge. Have a great day.