Middle East

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Tea Rubbed Eggplant & Halloumi

For your next smorgasbord or mixed grill, try our Middle Eastern Tea Rub on eggplant and halloumi. The flavors are delightful and it’s quick and easy to put together. PrintTea Rubbed Eggplant & Halloumi Ingredients1 …

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Tea Rubbed Roast Chicken

This is the best roast chicken I’ve ever made, and that is not a claim made lightly…. The meat is moist and delicious, the pan sauce otherworldly, and all of the components come together to …

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Pickle Jar

It’s easy to fall in love with a delicious recipe, and doubly so when that recipe is versatile and easy to make. Such is the case with this recipe for a mixed pickle jar, which …

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Fresh Herb Falafel

When we sat down to begin planning for next month’s World Spice Cookbook Club, this recipe immediately jumped off the page as one we had to try.  Truly well executed falafel is a revelation to …

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Middle Eastern Chicken Salad

  This week, we’re going crazy over our new Cascade Mushroom Mix, and what better dish for a summer evening than a light chicken salad with just the right embellishments? We put the mushroom mix …

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Dukkah Scones

I love reinventing the scone with new flavors, especially savory ones. Dukkah is an exotic spice blend traditionally used as a dip for bread with olive oil. In these scones, it adds just a hint …

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Za’atar Lamb Chops

This flavorful combination is a perfect pairing in more ways than one. Za’atar and lamb is a classic combination, and we’ve also paired both fresh and dried herbs in the marinade for maximum flavor. Oregano …

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Fried Potatoes with Harissa Tehina

The cookbook club is taking a trip to the Middle East for the March 2016 Meet & Eat with Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking. This fantastic book from Michael Solomonov and James Cook reinterprets …

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Shakshuka is a Middle Eastern dish that is quick and easy to make and can be served for any meal of the day.

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Besar Kaleidoscope Salad

While the name may be a bit dramatic, this colorful salad is worth a little fanfare. First off, Besar and butternut squash is a match made in heaven, although I’ve also made this using Ras el …

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Brussels Sprouts with Za’atar and Nigella

Brussels sprouts are a leftover food trauma from childhood that I’ve finally overcome. The limp, stinky-sulfur blobs (sorry, Mom) have been replaced with a crisp, roasted vegetable that is full of flavor and befitting a …

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Advieh Fig Preserves

Figs are such a versatile fruit, conjuring both exotic images of relief under shade trees in a desert oasis and the comfort of a fireside holiday treat. We’ve whipped up a spiced fig preserve that lives up to that reputation. Rich with …

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Kale Tabbouleh with Ras el Hanout Dressing

Here is another sneak-peek into World Spice at Home! When Julie first shared this recipe with me, it was love at first bite. Hearty, healthy and delicious, this one has become an instant favorite. This …

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Besar Shrimp Skewers

To celebrate the last gasp of summer, and the upcoming release of World Spice at Home, enjoy another sneak peek from the book! The combination of exotic spices on seafood served with pineapple will transport …

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Baharat Rib-Eye

Enjoy this sneak peek from the upcoming release of World Spice at Home, by World Spice Merchant Amanda Bevill and cookbook author Julie Kramis Hearne. Available September 30th 2014! Necessity is the mother of invention, …

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Advieh-Spiced Persian Meatballs

Lamb is the perfect pairing for our version of the signature Persian spice blend, Advieh, and this easy meatball recipe will have a flavor feast on your table in no time. You can serve them …

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Besar Cranberry Chutney

The rich and toasty taste of our Besar blend makes an ideal complement for the pop of fresh cranberry in this exotic twist on a holiday classic. Candied ginger and dried apricots round out the …

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Heavenly Hawaij Soup

Soup shots are the perfect starter for a long holiday feast, and this Heavenly Hawaij Soup is the ideal choice. Combining aromatic spices, earthy mushrooms and velvety cream, it is as decadent as holiday fare …

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Walnut Rosewater Wafers

These sublime wafers are the perfect treat if you are looking for a sweet to satisfy without over-doing it. The lofty texture of these delicate wafers owes itself to the flourless dough, and the ethereal …

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Superhero Shawarma – Just Ask the Avengers!

PrintLamb Shawarma Ingredients1 tablespoon cumin 1/4 teaspoon ground fenugreek seeds 1 teaspoon ground fennel seeds 2 teaspoons ground Tellicherry black pepper 1 star anise 1/2 teaspoon cloves 1 teaspoon allspice 1 teaspoon ground cardamom seeds …

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Roasted Quail Feast for Valentines Day

Exotic. Aromatic. Romantic. We prepared this intimate feast with a table for two in mind. Using Ras El Hanout, which contains a hint of Moroccan rose petals, succulent quail are pefectly roasted and finished with a finger …

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Aleppo Pepper Muhammara

This eastern Mediterranean dish is the perfect example of that regions ability to take simple ingredients like nuts, peppers and olive oil… and make something magical by adding a spice such as Aleppo Pepper. The …

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Ras El Hanout Plum Preserves

Her name was Edna Nosworthy, and she had the same birthday as I do- only eighty years difference. She had a bottomless stash of Tootsie Rolls, made a mean Snickerdoodle, and had a sprawling green …

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Israeli Zahtar Flatbread

After a long day of working, I just want something quick and easy for dinner, but it still has to be delicious… And if it’s at least somewhat healthy-ish, all the better! I don’t know …

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Urfa Biber – Strawberry Ice Cream

Chiles aren’t just for cooking savory food; many are wonderful in desserts, too. Urfa biber, for example, is a great pairing with berries or chocolate. At a recent cook-off, we added urfa biber to Strawberry …

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This recipe from our friends at Sunset breaks down the steps to sweet and savory success.This recipe from our friends at Sunset breaks down the steps to sweet and savory success.This recipe from our friends at Sunset breaks down the steps to sweet and savory success.

Baharat Lamb Stew

PrintArabic Baharat Lamb Stew in Kabocha Squash Yield: Serves 6 Ingredients3 tablespoons olive oil, divided 3 lbs. lamb stew meat, cut into 1-1/2″ chunks 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, divided 3/4 …

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Classic Hummus

Hummus is one of those things best made fresh from scratch, and neither grocery store nor restaurant versions can compare. Served with crunchy veggies, olives, feta and warmed pita bread, hummus is always a crowd …

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