Sweet and Savory Nutmeg

Sweet and Savory Nutmeg

By Laura Coffee, Marketing & Owner Services Manager, Co-op Owner

This month’s featured spice is nutmeg! The flavor is unique, somehow earthy, spicy, nutty, and aromatic all at once! These two recipes will help you explore both the sweet and savory sides of this singular spice. (Click here to watch our nutmeg video.)

Creamy Nutmeg Mushroom sauce

Nutmeg Sauce and Asparagus
  • ½ cup mushrooms
  • 1 ½ cups milk (I used unsweetened coconut)
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp garlic
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg (heaping)

Chop or slice mushrooms and saute in a small saucepan over medium heat in butter (or dairy-free alternative) until softened. Add flour to pan and whisk together until butter and flour are well mixed. Slowly pour in milk and whisk into flour mixture until fully combined. Add onion powder, garlic powder, and salt, stir until fully incorporated. Makes Approximately 2-3 servings.

Serving suggestions: I enjoyed this sauce over asparagus. It also pairs well with pasta, roasted vegetables, chicken, or steak tips.

Nutmeg Cocoa

Give your cocoa a twist!
  • 1 cup milk of choice
  • ½ tbsp cocoa powder
  • ½-1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg

For a cold cocoa with a latte-like consistency put all ingredients in a bullet blender or smoothie cup and blend or shake until well combined. For a hot drink combine ingredients in a small saucepan and whisk until well-combined and warm through. Using 1/2 tbsp of sugar will result in a subtle hint of sweetness and the nutmeg will be the strongest flavor. Using 1 tbsp of sugar will result in a (still delicious) sweeter cocoa taste.

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