The Secret of Zaatar: A Unique Middle Eastern Spice Blend
Introduction to Zaatar: A part of Middle Eastern Cuisine
Middle Eastern cuisine has been gaining popularity in recent years, and one of the key ingredients that adds a unique flavor to many dishes is Zaatar. Zaatar is a blend of herbs and spices that has been used in the Middle East for centuries and is now available at Gaza Grill in Copenhagen. If you’re looking to add a touch of the exotic to your meals, then you must try Zaatar, the spice blend that is taking the food world by storm.
What is Zaatar?
Zaatar is a mixture of herbs, sesame seeds, sumac, and salt, and it’s used as a condiment or seasoning in many Middle Eastern dishes. The herbs used in Zaatar vary from region to region, but some of the most common ones include thyme, marjoram, oregano, and basil. The sesame seeds add a nutty flavor to the mix, while the sumac provides a tangy kick. The combination of these ingredients creates a unique and flavorful spice blend that is a staple in Middle Eastern cuisine.
The History of Zaatar
Zaatar has been used in the Middle East for centuries, and it’s thought to have originated in the Mediterranean region. The name “Zaatar” comes from the Arabic word for thyme, which is one of the key ingredients in the blend. Over the years, Zaatar has been passed down from generation to generation, and it’s now a staple in many Middle Eastern households.
Zaatar at Gaza Grill in Copenhagen
At Gaza Grill in Copenhagen, we take pride in using only the freshest and highest quality ingredients in our dishes. That’s why we use organic Zaatar in many of our menu items, including our famous falafel and shawarma. Our Zaatar is sourced from local suppliers, and we make sure to use only the best ingredients to create a truly authentic flavor.
You can also buy our organic Zaatar at our online shop or at our restaurant. Whether you’re looking to add a touch of the exotic to your home cooking or want to stock up on this flavorful spice blend, we have you covered. Our Zaatar is a versatile ingredient that can be used in a variety of dishes, and it’s the perfect way to add some Middle Eastern flair to your meals.
How to Use Zaatar
Zaatar can be used in many different ways, and it’s a versatile ingredient that can be used in both sweet and savory dishes. Here are some of the most common ways to use Zaatar:
As a condiment: Zaatar can be used as a condiment, and it’s often spread on bread and then toasted. This is a popular snack in the Middle East, and it’s a great way to add some flavor to your breakfast.
In dips: Zaatar can be mixed with olive oil to create a delicious dip for vegetables or pita bread.
As a seasoning: Zaatar can be used as a seasoning for meats, poultry, and fish. Simply sprinkle a little on your food before cooking for an extra burst of flavor.
In marinades: Zaatar can be added to marinades for meats and vegetables, and it’s a great way to add some depth of flavor to your dishes.
In baked goods: Zaatar can also be added to baked goods, such as cakes and cookies, for a unique and exotic flavor.
Unleash the Flavors of the Middle East with Gaza Grill's Organic Zaatar Blend
In conclusion, Zaatar is a unique and flavorful spice blend that has been used in the Middle East for centuries. At Gaza Grill in Copenhagen, we use only the freshest and highest quality ingredients in our dishes, including our organic Zaatar. Whether you’re looking to add some Middle Eastern flair to your home cooking or just want to try something new, Zaatar is a must-try. With its versatility and bold flavor, this spice blend is sure to become a staple in your kitchen. So, visit our online shop or come to our restaurant in Copenhagen to experience the magic of Zaatar for yourself. We guarantee you won’t be disappointed!
Zaatar is a must-try for anyone who loves Middle Eastern cuisine, and it’s now available at Gaza Grill in Copenhagen in both of our locations:
Kødbyen – Flæsketorvet 39, 1711 København, Denmark
Nørrebro – Fælledvej 22 C, 2200 København, Denmark