Leeks, shallots, chives, ramps and green onions are substitutes for scallions. Scallions are members of the onion family with small white bulbs and tall, narrow green leaves. When the bulbs of a scallion grow to more than ¾ inch wide, the vegetable is considered a green onion.
Leeks, shallots and green onions have similar flavors to scallions, which means that each vegetable can be substituted in equal proportions for scallions in many recipes, such as soups, stews, meat, chicken and vegetable dishes. Ramps, or wild leeks, have a stronger, garlicky-onion flavor. When substituting ramps for scallions, use about half the amount of ramps to ensure that the dish is not over-seasoned.Learn More
Pungent, semi-hard cheeses, such as blue cheese, Gorgonzola and Stilton, are substitutes for Roquefort cheese, according to Gourmet Sleuth. Roquefort is a strongly pungent cheese made from ewe's milk gathered from selectively bred livestock.Full Answer >
Gums from plants other than Acacia senegel (the source of gum arabic) such as gum ghatti from Anogeissus latifolia and karroo gum from Acacia karroo are used as substitutes for gum arabic. Exudate gums from Feronia limonia and Cochlospermum religiosum are also used as gum arabic substitutes.Full Answer >
Dark or light brown sugar or granulated sugar with molasses or treacle can be used as substitutes for muscovado sugar. For 1 cup of dark muscovado sugar, use 1 cup granulated sugar and 2 tablespoons of molasses or treacle. For light muscovado sugar, reduce the molasses to 1 tablespoon.Full Answer >
Several spices, including ginger and saffron, are acceptable substitutes for turmeric. Commonly used in Indian food, turmeric is widely available. However, other spices are more likely available in a basic kitchen spice cabinet.Full Answer >