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Pimenta officinalis; the dried fruit is used as a carminative and flavoring agent; of purported value as a topical anesthetic.
Synonym(s): Jamaica pepper.


n Latin names:
Pimento officinalis, Eugenia pimenta; parts used: berries (dried, unripened), fruit (powdered); uses: gas, muscle aches, indigestion, toothaches; precautions: pregnancy; lactation; children; patients with colon disease, cancer, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn's disease, diverticulitis. Also called
clove pepper, Jamaica pepper, or
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Yield: 1 cup of pimento cheese spread for 4 sandwiches
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When she wrote about Mediterranean cookery in 1949, it all seemed impossibly exotic - garlic, olive oil, aubergines, rice, pimentos and such, which are now commonplace in any supermarket store, were then but an idle dream.
Velveeta or any inexpensive cheese you have, sweet pickles, pimentos, and hard boiled eggs are all you need.
Alternate the cheese with the pickles, eggs and pimentos.
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Ingredients: A little vegetable or olive oil for griddling; 6 long thin red pimento peppers, halved lengthways and deseeded; 175g/6oz ricotta cheese; small bunch of fresh thyme; juice of half lemon; a few fresh basil leaves; salt and freshly ground black pepper.