My first encounter with dukkah was at my neighbor’s home. She and her husband are world vacationers, so it’s no surprise she pulled out this Egyptian spice combine and shared it with me lengthy earlier than it began to indicate up on attention-grabbing restaurant menus throughout the nation.
She served it to us as a part of an appetizer. We dipped crusty bread first in olive oil after which in a small bowl of dukkah—a really stylish little nibble to have with drinks.
So what’s dukkah, precisely?
The phrase dukkah is derived from the Arabic phrase for “pound,” as in “to smash.” The components are damaged up into small items in a mortar to make a crumbly, spicy combine.
This jumble of spices usually consists of coriander, cumin, and fennel seeds, that are coarsely crushed and stirred into finely chopped toasted pistachios, hazelnuts, and/or almonds. Sesame seeds, dried mint and both Marash or Aleppo pepper usually spherical out the combo.
There aren’t any exhausting and quick guidelines about dukkah’s components, since every cook dinner favors his or her personal model.
The place can I purchase dukkah?
You may make your personal dukkah mix based mostly on the spices talked about above, or you should buy it. Search for it at Dealer Joe’s or order it from few mail order spice firms.
You may additionally have the ability to discover it on the grocery retailer, as McCormick’s makes a mix that accommodates all the important thing components, too. It’s price looking down.
What are some methods to make use of dukkah?
When you uncover it, it would be best to sprinkle it on every part from sautéed fish fillets to greens (think about it on a pan of roasted cauliflower!), on high of a savory dish of eggs, or just stirred into yogurt for tangy dip. It’s equally good in all of these functions.
After I encountered dukkah as an appetizer, it made me wish to attempt it in different methods. Hen popped into my thoughts as a great contender for grilling: it’s fast to organize with an enormous taste payoff, and could be served with toasted pita, hummus, or storebought grape leaves. Any variety of Center Japanese small plates or different salads (Greek salad or fattoush, for instance) can go along with it to vary up the standard grilling routine.
Make This Grilled Hen with Dukkah!
That is recipe for grilled rooster with dukkah is a straightforward recipe for any day of the week. Make a lime marinade and put aside a few of it to make use of as a French dressing costume the salad. Use the rest to marinate the rooster. Sprinkle the rooster with dukkah, marinate after which grill it when you’re prepared for dinner. The dukkah mingles with the French dressing and all that good taste goes into the rooster.
Serve the rooster with greens calmly tossed within the marinade you put aside earlier. For further panache, unfold just a little hummus on the plate and serve all of it with pita bread warmed on the grill.
On a weeknight, I would purchase my favourite hummus on the grocery retailer to avoid wasting time. I do like to make my very own although, and the one I made for this recipe is loaded with lemony tartness. Typically I skip the garlic as a result of uncooked garlic can simply overpower the hummus because it sits. I simply love the lemon all by itself!
The mix of tart and creamy hummus, crisp greens, and spicy, crunchy dukkah makes a splendid panoply of textures and tastes—in different phrases, a feast with out an excessive amount of fuss.
Flip This Right into a Make-Forward Meal
You may make the marinade and hummus as much as three days forward, and marinate the rooster for a number of hours or in a single day. Then it’s solely a matter of grilling the rooster and adorning it with all of the goodies at serving time.