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
Baked apples... core and fill with cinnamon, sugar and for those who like them raisins and nuts. You can also add nutmeg and/or cloves and/or ginger.
Cottage cheese, sweetener, cinnamon, and vanilla. And for a quick rice pudding, add rice to this (I use brown) and heat.
Mix it with cream cheese and a little sugar and spread on a bagel.
Sometimes I add it to eggs before scrambling with diced apples or even a little jam.
Great addition to pancakes or waffles too. Also, I like it stirred into coffee or hot chocolate.
I use it in cous cous with Mango chutney, chicken broth, saffron and a hint of nutmeg, not too much though. Goes great with lamb but I also eat it with gingered fish.
sprinkle on oatmeal, use in french toast, use in baking muffins and breads such as carrot, pumpkin, etc. or sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on top before baking.
You cure your type 2 diabetes with it. Really, no kidding.
Do a web search on cinnamon and diabetes and see for yourself.