The dried, unripened, mature berries are from the evergreen tree, Pimenta dioica L. Merril.
• Mix equal amounts Whole Allspice with whole black or mixed peppercorns in a peppermill to create your own special spice blend.
• Add 4 to 6 berries to water when poaching fish.
• Use in French dressing, spiced shrimp, pot roast of beef or game, marinades for beef or fish, and pickled beets.
• Add 1 to 2 berries to each pint bread and butter pickles or mixed pickles.
Serves: Makes 4 servings.
Prep time: 15 mins