Tuesday, May 17, 2011

DedeMed's Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Spices Review

I was able to make a delicious meal to try the Seven Spice sent to me.  I had never even heard of this spice so I had no idea where to begin making it and where to find the ingredients.  Because I was short on time I couldn't search to the specialty stores to find some ingredients a recipe called for.  Well, I went onto the website which is just amazing because not only does she give you tons of Mediterranean recipes, but she includes a video on how to make it.  Since I could not find  a couple of the ingredients this recipe called for, I had to do without. You'll be able to tell by my picture.  Here is the recipe I would be trying from her site.  I'll include my own pictures of it.

Serves: 4-6
Difficulty: easy
Prep and Cook time: 20 minutes

Flat leaf parsley

1 lb. ground beef (or any meat you like)
1 cup flat leaf parsley (Store did not offer flat leaf which has a stronger taste so I had to use the curly parsley)
1 cup onion
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp 7 spices
Burger buns
Kabees and tomatoes for garnish (I had to do without the Kabees also)

Tahini Mayonnaise Sauce
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1 clove minced garlic
1 tbs lemon juice
2 tbs tahini paste 
1/4 tsp paprika (optional)

Onion Parsley Garnish
1/2 cup chopped flat leaf parsley
1/2 cup sliced onion
1 tbs sumac (Could not get Sumac either)
1/2 tsp salt

In a food processor blend the onion and parsley until well blended, then add the ground meat, salt and 7 spices and blend until well combined.  

Form meat into 4 or 6 burgers and cook on grill or in a pan for 7-8 minutes.  

For the tahini mayonnaise sauce in a bowl combine the mayonnaise, tahini, lemon juice, garlic and paprika and set aside for topping. 

For onion parsley garnish in a bowl combine the onions, parsley, salt and sumac.  To assemble the burgers, toast the buns and top both sides with tahini mayonnaise, add burger and top with onion/parsley then top with the other bun. Serve with kabeese and tomatoes.

Remember, I had to use regular parsley instead of flat leaf,
didn't have the Sumac needed for the garnish on top and
didn't use Kabees with tomatoes.

Product Description 

DedeMed Spice blends are manufactured using the highest quality, premium spices sourced from all over the world.  They are expertly blended to provide a balanced, authentic flavor true to their heritage.  All of the spice material is fresh, vibrant; and has been cleaned and treated for microbiological contamination.  DedeMed Spice Blends are manufactured in a facility that uses Good Manufacturing Practices and currently has a “Superior” Food Safety Rating from the American Institute of Baking.

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