What does Zaatar taste like?

What does Zaatar taste like?

Zaatar has an enduring heritage in the Levant/East Mediterranean region and is an ubiquitous staple on kitchen tables. What does good Zaatar taste like you ask? Delicious, earthy, grassy, tart, and nutty herb spice mix. It has the texture of ground (not too fine) oregano/thyme-like herbs.

What do you serve Za Atar with?

It’s an excellent complement to dairy; rolling a log of goat cheese in za’atar and pairing it with pita chips or crackers makes an easy and distinctive appetizer. You can even stir this spice blend into your favorite dip (homemade hummus comes to mind) and serve.

What can I use instead of sumac?

What Can You Substitute for Sumac Spice? Given its tart, acidic flavor, sumac is best substituted with lemon zest, lemon pepper seasoning, lemon juice, or vinegar. However, each of these substitutes has a more overpoweringly sour taste than sumac and should therefore be used sparingly as a replacement for the spice.

How do you make za atar for chicken thighs?

Place chicken in a bowl and coat with olive oil. Season liberally with sea salt and black pepper on all sides. Heat a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken thighs, skin-side down, to the hot skillet. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon za’atar immediately over each chicken thigh.

How to make za’atar and sumac roast chicken?

Instructions 1 In a large bowl, mix chicken, onions, lemon, garlic, 4 tablespoons olive oil, spices, broth, salt, and pepper. 2 Preheat oven to 400°F. 3 Make The Topping: While the chicken is roasting, line a plate with a double layer of paper towels. 4 To Serve: Transfer the hot chicken, onions and lemons to a serving platter.

What kind of spices are used in za atar?

Za’atar, a blend of sumac, dried herbs, and sesame seeds, can be found at Middle Eastern markets, specialty foods stores, and online. Preheat oven to 325°. Pat chicken legs dry with paper towels. Arrange chicken, onions, halved garlic heads, and lemon in a 13×9″ baking dish; season liberally with salt (remember to season both sides of chicken).

How long to marinate chicken and potatoes in za atar?

Allow the chicken and potatoes to marinate for 20 minutes or up to 3 hours (see notes). Spread the chicken and potato pieces out onto the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle the remaining tablespoon of za’atar on the chicken and potatoes. You could even sprinkle some chopped fresh thyme on top of you’d like.