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Is nutmeg a good substitute for cloves?

In a Pho soup for example.

asked by Genevieve LR over 2 years ago

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ChefJune

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added over 2 years ago

No it's a completely different flavor. That doesn't mean you can't use it instead, but it certainly won't taste the same at all.

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added over 2 years ago

Thanks! Do you know any website with information for good spice substitutes? The one I found was not on point it seems!

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Nancy

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added over 2 years ago

How much clove in the recipe? if small amount, just omit (and maybe boost other seasonings, if needed after you taste). Also, why are you wanting substitute - don't like, don't have, just want a change from cloves? clove is stronger and sharper tHan nutmeg. Possible substitutes (not identical but interesting) are star anise & sxechuan pepper, in the Asian pantry, tea Masala, ras el hanout or Hawaiij (complex warm & peppery blends from India, north africa & Yemen).

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