Flavors of the Middle East Gift Box
Flavors of the Middle East
— Shawarma —
Classic Middle Eastern seasoning with a rich aroma of exotic warm spices.
— Turkish Baharat —
Arabic spice blend used with lamb, fish, chicken & beef.
— Za’atar —
Syrian influenced with a zesty, herbal flavor that deserves a place next to salt & pepper.
— Zhug —
Yemen seasoning common throughout the Middle East.
Lovely striped Kraft gift box contains these four unique spices in our standard jars with recipes and the above message, tied with a Local Spicery bow.
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Turkish Baharat$8.00 – $27.20
Use as a salt-free dry rub on lamb, chicken, or fish; or use to season soups, curries, and sauces. Add to olive oil and lime juice to make a marinade, or blend with ground beef or lamb to make meatballs or a Mediterranean meatloaf. Baharat is an Arabic spice blend used in lamb, fish, chicken, beef, & soup dishes. Highlighting Nutmeg, Cumin, Coriander and Ceylon Cinnamon, this version comes from Turkey and features the addition of Peppermint & Oregano.
Hand blended in small batches with: nutmeg, cumin, coriander, oregano, cinnamon, and peppermint.
Nigella (Black Cumin)$7.00 – $22.40
Nijella – the seeds of Nigella sativa – are also known as kalonji or black cumin. Used primarily as a spice in Indian and Middle Eastern cuisines.
Use in curries and salads or with vegetables, legumes, and poultry. Nigella adds flavors akin to onion, black pepper and oregano with a mustard-like bitterness.
Long Pepper$8.00 – $25.60
Used for centuries in Mediterranean, African, Indian, and Indonesian cooking. The pepper, shaped like a black spike grows within a flower on a vine. It is said that Attila the Hun once asked for pay in Long Peppers.
A relative of the species piper nigrum, with a hotter earthy taste and sweet spicy overtones. Use as you would black pepper, but particularly good with artichokes, asparagus, and mushrooms. Try with sweet dishes, salads and BBQs.
Stinson Rub$8.00 – $27.20
Named after Northern California’s most popular beach, this blend of herbs & Ancho Chiles complements without overpowering. It delivers herb & berry tones, overlying the earthy Ancho flavor w/minimal bite. Use as dry-rub on steaks, chops, chicken, or full-flavored fish like salmon.
Hand blended in small quantities: Ancho Chile, garlic, onion, sea salt, pepper, mustard, cumin, coriander, thyme, sage, and marjoram.
Chermoula$8.00 – $12.35
Chermoula is used as a marinade or sauce for Moroccan tagines of fish, vegetables, or meats. With its spicy, tangy flavor, substituting Chermoula for pesto or chimichurri on any dish delivers a signature Mediterranean flavor. Mix 1½T spice blend w/1-2 C chopped herbs (cilantro, parsley, mint), 3-4 cloves minced garlic, & 2-3T olive oil for traditional marinade. Retain a few dollops to top dish.
Hand blended in small batches with: sea salt, lemon peel, smoked paprika, cumin, coriander, garlic, ginger, black pepper, Persian lime, Chiles, and saffron.