Grains of Paradise

Aframomum melegueta

Origin: West Africa

Flavour: Floral, nutty, sweet, spicy with hints of ginger and citrus.

Uses: Cakes, baked goods, braising, spice rub, stew, pie, soup.

Dishes: Chicken Adobo, West African grains of paradise peanut soup (Ghanian nkatenkwan), grains of paradise spice rum raisin bread pudding, grains of paradise lemon pudding, grains of paradise ginger snaps, spice crusted steak with grains of paradise, carrot and sweet potato soup with grains of paradise, rice spiced with grains of paradise, maafe (chicken in peanut sauce), apple pie, overnight oats, grains of paradise spice bread.

Compliments: Allspice, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, ginger.

Substitutes for Grains of Paradise: Ginger, black pepper and cardamom, peppercorn medley.

Exotic, aromatic and delicious are the best way to describe Grains of Paradise. Its flavour combination is so versatile in various sweet and savoury recipes. Check out the recipes above and explore where you can include this delectable ingredient into your recipes.