what to do with cinnamon?
- SAM Apr 9, 2005 06:43 PM
what do i use with ground cinnamon?
cinnamon toast or cinnamon rolls are my two favorite uses for cinnamon. but instead of sweet, I also love cinnamon in savory dishes.
I also like this marinade for pork tenderloin Or chicken... (measurements are approximate) if I'm trying to be fancy I'll skewer bone-less, skinless chicken breasts on cinnamon sticks for this dish.. makes them like drumsticks:
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
1/4 cup plum sauce
1 tsp or two (to taste) chili paste (samal olek or similar)
a couple sprinkles of cinnamon
dash of sesame oil
2 tbsp of dry sherry
1 tbsp chopped ginger & garlic
marinade then grill or roast. mmm... spicy, cinnaomny... very tasty.
Cinnamon, salt, pepper, cumin, and dried cilantro or ground coriander are good as seasoning for roasted or stewed lamb.
Mix it with good Greek yogurt (Total brand or similar) and toss with diced apples. A great breakfast, and no sugar needed.
Also, I always use a lot of cinnamon in this recipe - one of my alltime favorites for a fancy breakfast or brunch. It's something between a puffy pancake and a baked custard, with apples. Excellent.
NOTHING fancy - but I sprinkle it into my coffee and onto cottage cheese and blueberries