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Old 11-18-2007, 06:40 PM   #1
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ISO something to do with cardamom

Freddy's had all their spices 75% off this past week. So I bought every spice I was low on, would be low on, or hadn't used before. The only one I got that I don't know anything about is cardamom.

I've never bought it before since it's expensive (usually), and haven't really come across any recipes that use it. I've done a little research on it and saw that it's mostly used in Indian cuisine....I'm not really on an Indian kick right now.

Anyone have some really cool ideas what to do with it using more traditional food products?

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Old 11-18-2007, 06:44 PM   #2
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I am pretty sure there is a recipe for a cake or biscuits that uses cardamom pods. I'll have a look.

Cardomom is usually paired with cumin in Indian cuisine, so you could always just try adding it to a meat or vegetable dish. Just keep the dish simple so you can get a better fix on the flavours of the spices. It isn't one of my favourite flavours I have to admit.
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Old 11-18-2007, 06:51 PM   #3
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A couple of years ago I had sweet potatoes with cardamom at Thanksgiving. As I was a guest I have no recipe.

It gave the sweet potatoes a very distinctive flavor which you may/may not appreciate.

Have fun experimenting.
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Old 11-18-2007, 09:30 PM   #4
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How about Cardamom cookies.... just do a google search for them..
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Old 11-19-2007, 03:52 AM   #5
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Radhuni has this link as part of her signature which may help.
Indian Food, Recipe and Cooking Portal - FiveTastes.Com
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Old 11-19-2007, 08:21 AM   #6
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Could always just boil your rice with a few cardamom seeds. Gives the rice a nice flavor (cloves work well too).
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Old 11-19-2007, 09:01 AM   #7
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before anyone thinks I`ve finally lost my mind, I urge you Try this before deciding.

you`ll need a coffee grinder full of the recommended amount of coffee beans, add a pod of cardamon, a pinch of rock salt, and a pinch of Coco powder (the bitter sort).
and then grind as normal and make your coffee exactly as you would normally.

it Honestly tastes Great and is even better done in a pot over a campfire.
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Old 11-19-2007, 09:04 AM   #8
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Cardomon is great in a lemon cake, would love to try it in a lime cake. I believe my tickinering with this stemmed froem a recipe for Swedish cardomon cake.

I have it crushed to infuse a cup of milk, sometimes with honey, as a bedtime drink. I've done that in hot chocolate too. Its also lovely in rice pudding.

I've not tried this, but it looks delicious....Simply Recipes: Cardamom Honey Chicken Recipe

Do not be put off by its prevalace in Indidian cuisine, it is versitile and as good in other uses as it is in curries. It is a subtle and delightful taste which infses the food with a delectable fragrant quality.
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Old 11-19-2007, 09:15 AM   #9
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Poppinfresh, try this link - pages of recipes using cadamom. The first page has a few tasty looking treats. Almost feel inspired to try making one or two of them!! Almost. LOL
Search - Recipes - Taste.com.au
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Old 11-19-2007, 09:19 AM   #10
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Ooh, I missed YTs suggestion, I have had this coffee and yes, it is superb!
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