Middle Eastern Mezze

Hellooo new SKORDO set - this Middle Eastern compilation may be just the thing to expand your palette!

 

 

I always feel the love and warmth when enjoying Middle Eastern dishes and in my mind, that means family style share plates. I was inspired to create a meal that dives into a variety of methods using the blends.

A brush of Syrian Za’atar on the flatbread, a Baharat marinade on the vegetables, a Dukkah crust on the Halloumi, and an Advieh seasoned broth for the rice. These flavors, combined with the various textures, creates a meal that is begging to be shared with your loved ones. Thankful to have my SKORDO blends to help me travel to different cultures, while still staying pandemic safe in my home kitchen!

 

Baharat Roasted Vegetables 

 
Baharat, a staple in Middle Eastern cuisine, means "spice" in Arabic. You can use it as a rub for lamb, fish, chicken, or beef or add it to soups, tomato sauces, lentils, rice pilafs, and couscous.
 
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Dukkah Encrusted Halloumi

Dukkah, a very popular Egyptian spice mix, has a very pleasant, nutty flavor. Use it as a spread on a rack of lamb to be roasted or sprinkle it on flatbread with olive oil and cook until crispy. It is now popular to serve Dukkah with Middle Eastern bread and olive oil, dipping the bread in the olive oil first.

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Persian Advieh Rice

Advieh, with its warm and lightly sweet flavor, is perfect for a Persian style stew or roasted leg of lamb. You can also try it in a traditional rice and chicken dish or add a pinch to your morning omelette or fritatta.

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Syrian Za’atar Man’ouche

Syrian Za'atar, unlike its Israeli counterpart, contains cumin and paprika. Sprinkle it over hummus or use it as an all-purpose condiment blend in Middle Eastern style cooking. It also creates a divine flavor when sprinkled liberally on lamb, both before and after grilling.

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I predict we'll be re-making this spread for gatherings many times this summer. Enjoy your Middle Eastern feast!

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Shannon Mahoney





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