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Need recipes or ideas for zatar and sumac

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. 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!