For a Taste of the Middle East

For a Taste of the Middle East

There are signs of Middle Eastern food’s booming popularity showing up all over the world – from Japan to South America and to the US. So why has Middle Eastern food become increasingly popular? Well sure it’s a bit different from your standard Mexican, Indian, Thai or Italian but Middle Eastern cuisine is also generally very good for you. With its abundant use of fresh fruit and vegetables and fibre-rich legumes, Middle Eastern food even tends to prepare beef, chicken and fish that keeps their fat content relatively low.

This spice set includes:

  1. Za'atar (Israeli) - This is a Middle Eastern spice mix that is used generously from North Africa and into Turkey. Traditionally consumed with Arabic bread (the pita) which the pita is dipped in olive oil and then Za'atar. It is also commonly sprinkled over chicken, fish and vegetables. Some cooks swear that it brings out a spectacular flavor in any Mediterranean dish.
  2. Shawarma Seasoning - This spice blend originated in northwestern Turkey and Shawarmas are considered a fast food staple in the Middle East and Europe, especially in Germany, think of it almost like a Middle Eastern Taco. Wrapped in pita bread and filled with thinly sliced meat, vegetables and a variety of flavorful sauces. In the markets of Lebanon and Syria these are served on flatbreads instead of pitas.
  3. Baharat - We find it to be a delightfully complex blend that is savory with hints of sweetness and heat and we like to use it as an all purpose seasoning when we’re in the mood for some Middle Eastern flavor. Use this Pan-Mediterranean seasoning to add some wonderful flavor to your ground meat, couscous, chicken, beef, vegetables, soup, stew, rice, meat loaf and meatballs.
  4. Turkish Kofte Seasoning - Köfte kebab is a version of the kebab and is popular in Iran and Turkey. These are usually minced lamb meatballs with herbs, skewered on a stick and grilled. There are hundreds of versions of these. Turkish BBQ often involves threading the meat on a skewer before grilling – the kebab – and this is frequently served with rice. Skewered kebabs are one of those foods that has seamlessly crossed borders and been assimilated into the cuisine of numerous countries.
  • 100274 001 Za'atar (Israeli) 1/2 Cup Jar (1.9 oz net wt)
  • 100695 001 Shawarma Seasoning 1/2 Cup Jar (2.6 oz net wt)
  • 100429 001 Baharat 1/2 Cup Jar (2.7 oz net wt)
  • 100755 001 Turkish Kofte Seasoning 1/2 Cup Jar (2.5 oz net wt)
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  • 100274 001 Za'atar (Israeli) 1/2 Cup Jar (1.9 oz net wt)
  • 100695 001 Shawarma Seasoning 1/2 Cup Jar (2.6 oz net wt)
  • 100429 001 Baharat 1/2 Cup Jar (2.7 oz net wt)
  • 100755 001 Turkish Kofte Seasoning 1/2 Cup Jar (2.5 oz net wt)
$19.92
$19.92
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