Another spice blend? Turkish seasoning blend! This is the perfect spice mixture for all your Turkish dishes. I am really on a roll with all these different seasoning blends. Shake up a batch and place in jars for an awesome hostess gift. Are there other cooks in your life? I am sure they will love a jar of your very own Turkish seasoning blend.
The flavors of Turkish cooking are a great infusion of the multitude of cultures Turkish food is made up of. Being at the crossroads between Europe and Asia, Turkey's flavors are unique and numerous. Turkey was once a key point in the spice trade.
For making the perfect blend paprika is key; there is also sumac, cayenne, coriander, cumin! By the way, sumac is that tart red powder which is a key ingredient in zatar.
Mix a bit of this Turkish seasoning blend with a bit olive oil to make a healthy and delicious dip for your pita bread. Sprinkle it over vegetables or rice. It is so delicious and flavorful. A good Turkish seasoning blend starts with good paprika, so make sure you get a high quality one. If you are able to find Turkish oregano, even better!
For a quick snack, brush olive oil on pita bread, toast it, and sprinkle with Turkish seasoning blend. Healthy and delicious.
When grilling season arrives use the Turkish seasoning to marinate meats. Add 3 tablespoons of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of Turkish seasoning to bowl and combine. Pour this over chicken, beef kebabs, shrimp and marinate for 2-3 hours before grilling.
Turkish Seasoning Blend
My Turkish seasoning recipe is all you will need to create great Turkish dishes, marinate meats, sprinkle on vegetable or rice.
- Place all ingredients in a jar and shake to combine.
To use as a marinade for meats:
Add 3 tablespoons olive oil to a bowl and add 2 tablespoons Turkish seasoning.
Stir well until combined then pour over chicken, beef or shrimp.
Allow to marinate for 2-3 hours before grilling.
This is great for beef kebabs.