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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?

  1. alkapal 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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      ChiliDude 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. ipsedixit Oct 22, 2013 08:43 PM

        Melons, especially cantelope.

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          alkapal 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).

        2. SWISSAIRE Oct 22, 2013 08:27 PM

          On rice, plain

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            cleopatra999 Oct 22, 2013 08:20 PM

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

            1. THewat 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.

              1. JungMann 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

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                  Harters 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.

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