Categories:Appetizers Dips, Spreads, Pates & Terrines Misc. Dips Nuts & Seeds Snack Foods
Dukkah (dook-ah), also know as Dugga, is a delicious blend of nuts, seeds, and spices. It is based on a traditional Middle Eastern condiment consisting of a mixture of herbs, nuts, and spices. The word derives from the Arabic word to “pound,” since the spices are toasted and then traditionally pounded using a mortar and pestle. Traditionally, dukkah is served as an early evening snack with bread and oil.
I first discovered this great mixture while on vacation in Western Australia (WA). It has become a popular seasoning in Australia and can easily be purchased there.
But why buy it when you can easily make your own? What is great about making this nut mixture, is that your can add and subtract ingredients to please yourself and family. You can use any excess to coat chicken or seafood before baking, and Dukkah also adds a delicious flavor when sprinkled on roasted vegetables, meat, and salads. Let your imagination be your guide!
The traditional way to serve Dukkah is with extra-virgin oil and bread. First you dunk a piece of bread in the olive oil and then in the Dukkah. I served this at a large wine tasting party, and it was a big hit!