Monday, July 9, 2012
If you have never tried dukkah then you are in for a real treat. It is an Egyptian side dish containing nuts and spices. You can use if for a lot of different things like a spice mix or serve it as a dip with some bread and olive oil. Just dip the bread in the olive oil and then into the dukkah. So good and easy to make.
2/3 cup hazelnuts
1/2 cup sesame seeds
2 Tbsp coriander seeds
2 Tbsp cumin seeds
1 tsp fennel seeds
2 tsp dried thyme
2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp flaked sea salt
Extra virgin olive oil, to serve
Crusty bread or pita, to serve
Toast hazelnuts in a dry skillet until browned. If the skins are still on pour nuts into a dry dishtowel and rub until skins come off.
Toast sesame seeds until brown and set aside to cool.
Toast all spices in a dry skillet until brown and fragrant shaking the pan often. About 2 minutes. Let cool.
In a spice grinder (I have a coffee grinder that I use to grind spices and sugar) or mortar and pestle grind nuts to a course powder and do the same with the spices. Mix nuts and spices with whole seasame seeds and then add salt and pepper to taste.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
Serve with a good quality olive oil and bread. Just dip the bread in the olive oil and then into the dukkah mixture. Enjoy!