Saturday, February 27, 2010

Eggs with Zesty Oregon Dukkah

Want to add a little zip to your eggs and toast?
Sprinkle with Zesty Oregon Dukkah.
Many Dukkah and egg combos are delicious...
Poached eggs with dukkah, lemon & feta...
Hard boiled eggs, coated with oil & rolled in dukkah...
Eggs scrambled with dukkah and cheese...
Toast with honey, toped with eggs & dukkah...
Many options, no rules...
Breakfast for dinner is always fun.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Oregon Dukkah Vinaigrette


1/4 cup Zesty, Smoky Hot or Traditional Oregon Dukkah
1 small clove of garlic, peeled
2 Tbs sherry, balsamic, or good red wine vinegar, plus more to taste
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil


Place Oregon Dukkah and garlic in blender or small food processor and pulverize.
Remove and place the mixture in a bowl.
Add the vinegar, salt and pepper; stir.
Add the oil a bit at a time.
The mixture will become creamy and quite thick.
Taste to make sure the seasoning pleases you; adjust as needed.
If mixture is too thick, add warm water, a teaspoon at a time.

This dressing is best made fresh but will keep, refrigerated, for two days. Bring to room temperature before serving.

Friday, February 5, 2010

What is Dukkah?

Dukkah is a mixture of crushed nuts, usually filberts aka hazelnuts, and spices. It is typically used as a dry dip with bread. It can also be used as a coating for vegetables, meats & fish or as a topping on soups, salads, yogurt, oatmeal and ice cream. Originally from Egypt, Dukkah can be bought in the spice markets of Cairo, or if you can’t make it to Cairo…consider Vibrant Flavors Oregon Dukkah.

The word “Dukkah” or “Duqqa” is derived from the Arabic word for "to pound", since the mixture of spices and nuts is pounded together after being roasted to a texture that is neither powder nor paste. The actual composition of the spice mix varies from family to family, vendor to vendor despite the common ingredients of nuts, sesame, coriander, cumin, salt and pepper, and other spices. Marjoram, mint, zataar and chickpeas are further ingredients that may be used in Dukkah.