Nutmeg is usually associated with sweet, spicy dishes — pies, puddings, custards, cookies and spice cakes. It combines well with any cheeses, and is included in soufflés and cheese sauces.
In soups it works with tomatoes, slit pea, chicken or black beans.
It complements egg dishes and vegetables like cabbage, spinach, broccoli, beans onions and eggplant.
It flavours Italian mortadella sausages, Scottish haggis and Middle Eastern lamb dishes. It is often included as part of the Moroccan spice blend ras el hanout.