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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 09:59 PM
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Cardamom. What can you tell me about it?
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I have a recipe for Greek Egg & Lemon calls for 4 green cardamom pods, crushed, along with lemon zest and bay leaf, all of which get simmered for about 20 minutes in chicken stock before you discard them and add egg.

My concern is that the recipe says "4 green cardamom pods or two whole cloves" and I'm not really a clove fan. How overpowering is cardamom? What's it taste like?

And YES, I know someone's going to say "tastes like chicken" or "tastes like CARDAMOM, you MORAN"...but that's the risk you take when posting a thread like this.

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  -Cardamom. What can you tell me about it? Amerigo Vespucci  Nov-29-11 09:59 PM   #0 
  - Cardimom is strong.  Chan790   Nov-29-11 10:01 PM   #1 
  - Never had chai...  Amerigo Vespucci   Nov-29-11 10:07 PM   #2 
     - Check the link, sounds perfect to me:  freshwest   Nov-29-11 10:10 PM   #3 
     - I think I'll try the tea before I buy the pods for the soup  Amerigo Vespucci   Nov-29-11 10:15 PM   #6 
     - I'm assuming Jamaican or Indian?  Chan790   Nov-29-11 10:22 PM   #8 
  - Might be hard to find  XemaSab   Nov-29-11 10:12 PM   #4 
  - Yep...saffron is insane. A couple of threads for mucho dinero.  Amerigo Vespucci   Nov-29-11 10:18 PM   #7 
  - Don't buy it powdered.  GoCubsGo   Nov-30-11 07:48 AM   #19 
  - I don't think it's like cloves at all. It's like a darker, more savory cinnamon. I have had it only  Brickbat   Nov-29-11 10:13 PM   #5 
  - cardamon has unique flavor  handmade34   Nov-29-11 10:22 PM   #9 
  - Thank you, that's very kind...  Amerigo Vespucci   Nov-29-11 10:55 PM   #13 
  - I think that was a planet in Star Wars  Swede   Nov-29-11 10:23 PM   #10 
  - I love cardamom  clyrc   Nov-29-11 10:28 PM   #11 
  - That was the major concern...thanks for the clarification.  Amerigo Vespucci   Nov-29-11 10:56 PM   #14 
  - I hear it it the best way to flatter a mom. "I'll have to see some ID for the beer, young lady".  Throd   Nov-29-11 10:45 PM   #12 
  - you can probably find it at an indian grocery  MrsBrady   Nov-29-11 11:03 PM   #15 
  - All I know is that cardamom makes Turkish coffee taste heavenly.  Aristus   Nov-29-11 11:38 PM   #16 
  - It's really good spreinkled over vanilla ice cream, too.  GoCubsGo   Nov-30-11 07:53 AM   #20 
  - It's lovely. I used it in curries but that soup sound delish . What I do  snagglepuss   Nov-30-11 12:15 AM   #17 
  - To me, it tastes like those insanely sweet little ...  surrealAmerican   Nov-30-11 06:27 AM   #18 
  - It's important to card a mom - it makes them feel younger and thus happier!!  LynneSin   Nov-30-11 08:31 AM   #21 
  - It's sort of clovish-cinammony but not exactly.  The Velveteen Ocelot   Nov-30-11 08:50 AM   #22 
  - Always get it from a "healthfood store" and go for the green ones (flat ocre green).  HopeHoops   Nov-30-11 10:08 AM   #23 
  - It's the secret ingredient in REAL cheese Danishes  LiberalEsto   Nov-30-11 04:52 PM   #24 
  - Cardamon is the most wonderful flavour. It is in the syrup of gulab jama (an indian dessert).  applegrove   Nov-30-11 06:29 PM   #25 
  - Use the cardamom. It is far more subtle than the cloves, not bitter.  msanthrope   Nov-30-11 06:42 PM   #26 

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