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May 31, 2010 09:28 AM

tomato cream pasta sauce, Due Mari

Does anyone know what flavor enhancer might be in the above? The restaurant is located in New Brunswick, NJ and makes incredible dishes that are modern updates of tried-and-true favorites. So, the above sauce was served with thin spaghetti and seafood. What was delightful was some distinctive flavor (herb? a mild relative of clove?) that I had never tasted before in this type of sauce. I'm sure I can recreate the sauce if only I know what the magic ingredient is. Does anyone know what this might be?

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  1. i've never had the dish in question, but my best guess is allspice or nutmeg (or both).

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    1. re: goodhealthgourmet

      You know, you may be right. Might even be mace? The sauce did remind me of Thanksgiving somehow. Thanks for the suggestion; I'll try it.