cloves, Penang, whole

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Penang Whole Cloves are an exotic treasure from the tropical Spice Islands. With their signature reddish-brown hue, these dried, unopened flower buds of the small tropical evergreen tree hold a place of honor in the annals of global gastronomy. Their distinct shape, reminiscent of a nail, or 'clavus' in Latin, lends them their name. They offer a multifaceted flavor profile, simultaneously warm, sweetly aromatic, and assertively spicy, with subtle undertones of bitterness for balance. The beauty of these Penang cloves lies in their exceptional versatility, harmonizing perfectly with both sweet and savory dishes.

Mulling Spices: Add Penang cloves to your mulling spices to infuse a deep aromatic flavor to your winter beverages, like hot cider or mulled wine.

Indian Curries: Use them to temper oil for traditional Indian dishes, such as biryani, curry, or masala chai, for a warm, comforting undertone.

Baking: Incorporate Penang cloves into your baking; they pair beautifully with cinnamon and nutmeg in pies, cakes, and cookies.

Pickling: Include them in your pickling spices for a complex flavor in pickles, relishes, and fermented vegetables.

Meat Rubs: Grind Penang cloves and blend them into rubs for meats, particularly pork, and ham, to deepen the savory profile and lend a unique, fragrant note.

Ingredients: cloves dried