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Helgacooks Oct 21, 2013 05:17 AM

I love sumac. I use it with rice and chicken. With what do you use sumac?

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    Harters RE: Helgacooks Oct 21, 2013 05:25 AM

    For me, it goes into several eastern Mediteranean dishes, when I want a souring - say in lamb kofte. Also like it sprinkled on salad to add even more citrus effect to a lemony dressing.

    1. JungMann RE: Helgacooks Oct 21, 2013 11:24 AM

      I use it in recipes where I want a sour flavor without additional liquid. It goes especially well in spiced dishes like musakhan and I can definitely see it in a biryani type of chicken and rice. This thread may also give you additional ideas:
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/901067

      1. THewat RE: Helgacooks Oct 22, 2013 06:37 PM

        There's a recipe for lamb with (a lot of) sumac and chickpeas in The Arab Table that I love.

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          cleopatra999 RE: Helgacooks Oct 22, 2013 08:20 PM

          I love it with eggs, scrambled or frittata. I suspect quiche would be nice too.

          1. SWISSAIRE RE: Helgacooks Oct 22, 2013 08:27 PM

            On rice, plain

            1. ipsedixit RE: Helgacooks Oct 22, 2013 08:43 PM

              Melons, especially cantelope.

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                alkapal RE: ipsedixit Oct 23, 2013 07:48 AM

                fascinating. it makes sense, though.

                like the mexicans and central americans use lime on their melons.

                do you also use salt on your melons? (i do).

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                ChiliDude RE: Helgacooks Oct 23, 2013 07:34 AM

                I've had finely grated sumac on hummus as a side dish at a neighborhood Middle Eastern style restaurant. The hummus was served with wedges of pita bread.

                1. alkapal RE: Helgacooks Oct 23, 2013 07:47 AM

                  my lebanese law partner used it on calve's liver, and mr. alka loved it.

                  i love it in fattoush salad!

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