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Hi! I just was on line buying some spices from Penzey's, when I noticed zatar and sumac. Now, I have seen it before in recipes and I certainly have had to have had it in the Turkish restos I go to, but I have NO recipes for it!

I bought the 2 spices beacuse they sound great! Any ideas??

(I just printed out a recipe by Jamie Oliver for Grilled Lamb Kofta Kebabs and it uses sumac.)

Thanks for any help!!

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  1. Za'atar (zaatar) is a mixture of sumac, sesame seed and herbs frequently used in the Middle East and Mediterranean areas. Here are recipes for dishes that use zatar /sumac:

    http://vegeyum.wordpress.com/2007/11/...

    http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/12836...

    http://www.fearlesskitchen.com/2008/0...

    http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/rec...

    http://www.recipelink.com/mf/3/4884

    http://www.thestar.com/Food/Recipe/ar...

    http://www.bigoven.com/12846-Za-Atar-...

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    1. re: the5thbeatle

      WOW...Thanks so much!

    2. Traditionally, you'd mash the zaatar/sumac up with some good EVOO and brush it on grilled pita. It's also really good tossed with roasted veggies, and as a marinade for chicken and fish.

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      1. re: pikawicca

        Agree. Toss it on some carrots and parsnips to roast, or marinate chicken parts for a few hours in it, then roast in a hot oven. Makes the house smell so good.

      2. Thanks everyone! I can't wait to get the spices!!

        1. I found this post with some more ideas:

          http://www.chowhound.com/topics/308374

          ... while looking for this recipe that I posted:

          http://www.chowhound.com/topics/28004... for Chicken with Sumac (and pita and onions).

          1. I also just bought za'tar and needed some ideas. Thanks!

            1. I like to add za'atar to my corn chowder. It gives it an unexpected kick.

              1. I always add zaatar when I roast sweet potatoes- with some red pepper flakes and olive oil- it is just fabulous!

                1. http://search.foodnetwork.com/food/re...

                  http://search.foodnetwork.com/food/re...

                  http://cookandeat.com/2008/04/16/zhat...

                  http://www.yogurtland.com/2006/02/28/...

                  http://www.minim-media.com/recipes/za...