A simple idea for the fourth in our series of Middle Eastern inspired recipes. Dukkah is an Egyptian blend of sea salt, seeds, nuts and spices. The seeds are toasted until they reach a light golden brown shade to enhance their flavour. They are then ground individually to give a coarse, chunky texture before being blended with the nuts, spices and salt.
Traditionally, dukkah is eaten by dipping fresh bread first into olive oil and then into the dukkah mix, almost like eating crunchy hummus. You can also sprinkle it over salads or vegetables or use as a crust for fish or chicken. Dukkah can be added to potatoes, cooked and tossed in hot oil – just adds that little extra crunch.
Most of the ingredients for this recipe are available from Tiverton Pannier Market so come and see us at the Deli Shack and we’ll get you started.