Zatar Herb Mixture [ZAH-tar]. In Jordan, a spice mixture called zatar is a popular condiment and used to season fried and barbecued meats. It combines the nutty taste of sesame with sumac and dried thyme. Similar mixtures are reported from Syria and Israel. Zatar is often mixed with olive oil and spread on pita bread. (The Epicentre.com)
Pistachio Filled Mamoul Cookies are a Middle Eastern Butter cookie filled with a pistachio filling.
Meatballs with lamb and chicken served with onions flavored with cumin, curry, turmeric and allspice. Cooking Time: 1 hr
Recipe for Baba Ghanoush (Eggplant Dip) made with tahini, (sesame seed paste) garlic, eggplant, cayenne, olive oil and parsley.
"There must be as many recipes for ras el hanout as there are spice vendors in Morocco". Like so many traditional spice blends the recipes are often secret family recipes passed on through the generations. Recipes are typically complex and may include 30 or even more spices. On key spice is saffron. To obtain the most flavor use whole spices and m...