“ Brand: Sainsbury's / Type: Dip „
I found this product recently in Sainsburys. I have a love for Middle Eastern foods and this looked instantly tempting...
Important to note that for allergy sufferers this item contains mustard and is not suitable for peanut or nut allergy sufferers.
This item is from the Taste the Difference range and I was drawn to the packaging also as it comes in a little silver tin with a plastic viewing window on the lid, tips on the side of how to eat and what it is and costs £2.25 for 70 grams, it's not a bad sized box at all and for me alone will last quite a while. It has a best before date of approximately a year on the box I bought. It should be stored in a cool, dry place.
Dukkah is a Middle Eastern spice mix but there seems to be a few different versions available and I've read the originating country is either mostly Egypt or I've also seen Morocco mentioned. Most recipes online seem to include hazelnuts but this Sainsbury's version does not. It would probably be easy enough to make yourself if you had all the ingredients but if you are having to buy all the different spices first then this version would work out cheaper.
This Sainsbury's version contains mainly chickpeas (57%) with a mix of spices including coriander, cumin seed, mustard seed, Halen Mon smoked sea salt, garlic, black pepper, onion, mint and fennell seed. The spices are roughly ground and it has a crunchy texture.
The suggested way to eat it is with fresh bread, dipped into oil and then dipped in the dukkah. This Sainsburys version has a lovely taste and I would say the coriander is the most obvious taste and the other spices flavours merge together with a hint of the sea salt on top.
I like to eat it with fresh hot home made bread and dips such as a home made split pea dip or houmous and then with a dish of these on the side to dip the bread/spread into as a sort of topping.
Sainsbury's have printed some suggestions for other ways to eat it on the label on the bottom of the tin but you have to pull the label apart to read them and when I did that it didn't come apart properly and ripped in half so I can only see a few of them! They are: toasted pitta bread fingers dipped into sour cream and then dukkah, adding into stuffing mix, onto a leg of lamb before roasting or into couscous for added crunch - I may try that last one out! There are 3 more suggestions I cannot read.
I haven't seen Dukkah for sale in any other supermarkets but if you see it let me know as I'd like to try some other versions and have more availability than just one brand.