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.