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A question about a recipe: Spice Merchant Cauliflower Couscous

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I have a question about the recipe "Spice Merchant Cauliflower Couscous" from QueenSashy. Can you recommend a good blend for do-it-yourself za'atar? I need to make up a new batch for this, so I'm wondering what spices/herbs/seeds you all typically use, in what ratio. Thanks so much, everyone. ;o)

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asked almost 2 years ago
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sdebrango

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added almost 2 years ago

The recipe I have uses equal amounts of everything, 1 tbs each of dried marjoram, thyme, toasted sesame seeds and sumac, I like to use a tsp of course sea salt some may use more. I have only made it once and it was good but I am sure that others more adept at spicing would have a better recipe.

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AntoniaJames

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added almost 2 years ago

Sounds perfect, sdb! Thanks so much. ;o)

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sdebrango

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added almost 2 years ago

I like to go heavier on the sumac, because I love it!

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added almost 2 years ago

there's one embedded in this recipe - same ingredients but slightly different proportion. I cut the salt, too. http://food52.com/recipes...

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added almost 2 years ago

there's one embedded in this recipe - same ingredients but slightly different proportion. I cut the salt, too. http://food52.com/recipes...

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added almost 2 years ago

Heidi Swanson had a nice post about this recently. She favors thyme heavily. I like to up the sumac myself. http://www.101cookbooks...

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QueenSashy

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added almost 2 years ago

btw, the za'atar I used in this dish is Israeli blend from kalustyans. The label says: thyme, toasted sesame seeds, anise, coriander, curcuma, chickpeas, sumac, salt, fenugreek, frike', citric acid.

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added almost 2 years ago

Gil Marks lists sesame seeds, toasted, Syrian oregano or a blend of thyme and marjoram, sumac and salt. He mentions that originally wild hyssop (eizav) lent its name to the blend, but it is now protected. My daughter will be bringing me some za'atar blend from the spice stall at the Jerusalem souk next week...!