Thursday, May 27, 2010

0 Middle Eastern Spice Mix Recipe

How to make a Middle Eastern Spice Mix

There are many different spice blends in the Middle East varying from country to region.

This Middle Eastern spice mix recipe has been specially blended by Chef Jeena.

As with Indian spices, Middle Eastern spice blends have a variation of some select spices such as cumin, coriander, turmeric, sumac, mint, thyme, nutmeg, pomegranate, cinnamon and many more.

Middle Eastern cuisine uses garlic, olive oil and lemons just as the Mediterranean.

This delicious and aromatic spice blend is very easy to make, there is no roasting of the spices.

Chefs Middle Eastern spice blend recipe can be used to sprinkle on food, marinate meats and more.

Spice ingredients

1 + 1/2 tsp Cumin
1 tsp Coriander
1/2 tsp Sumac
1/4 tsp Dried mint
1/2 tsp Dried thyme
1/4 tsp Dried pomegranate seeds
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Nutmeg
2 tsp Paprika
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Light brown sugar
1/2 tsp Turmeric
Pinch black pepper

Picture of Chefs spice blend mixed with lemon, olive oil and garlic.

How to make Middle Eastern spice mix/blend

Take all of the spices listed on the ingredients and place into a coffee grinder or spice grinder.

Pulse for 1-2 minutes until the pommegranate seeds become powder.

Keep in a sealed container until used.

For a delicious marinade mix Chefs Middle Eastern spice mix with olive oil, garlic paste and fresh lemon juice.

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