Thursday, March 04, 2010

Zaatar Without Sumac


I wasn't in the mood for a trip to the hospital with a new food allergy, so I made zaatar without sumac. I have no idea if Danny would be allergic, but given his record with everything else, I decided to skip it.

This is really easy to do if you have a spice grinder. I have a two dollar, used electric coffee mill from the Goodwill. It works great. If you grind a lot of really stinky spices like fenugreek, you might consider having dedicated grinders for those. The used ones really are cheap enough to build a collection (I'm up to four).

You Will Need:

Equal parts of toasted sesame seeds, thyme, oregano, and marjoram. Coarse salt to taste. Grind together until fragrant (and oh, believe me, it will be). Store in a jar.

I used mine for dipping with pita and olive oil, but you can rub it on lamb, or chicken, and probably a million other things.

4 comments:

Forest Parks said...

I was craving zatar and am at someone elses house so I followed your recipe (they didn't have sumac or sesame seeds) and used walnuts instead of seasame. It's not quite zatar but still darn good.

Thanks,

Forest.
http://FrugalZeitgeist.com

Goody said...

I'm glad you found it helpful.

Chris Boardman said...

Thank you so much for this!

Goody said...

@Chris
You're very welcome. Glad I could help.