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Sumac is the dried and crushed seeds of the sumac berry, giving colour and fruity flavour to many cuisines.Where can you buy rich, red Sumac? Down the 'mine! This is also known as Sumak.
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Watch as Sumac brings its force, with Baharat, to this homemade falafel recipe. Or see it rocking a roast chook in this Gourmet Traveller recipe. Sumac is also a favourite of La Nigella. She makes a great middle eastern bread salad called Fattoush in her bestseller Forever Summer. Firstly peel apart two pita bread and crisp up in a 220 degree oven for 5 minutes. Leave them to cool and then tear into smallish pieces. Then just mix 3 chopped spring onions, 1 peeled and quartered cucumber, 3 diced tomatoes, big handfuls of chopped fresh parsley and mint, and 1 minced garlic clove. Toss together with the pita pieces and a dressing made from olive oil and the juice of half a lemon. Sprinkle rich, red sumac over the top for colour and extra taste.
We featured sumac in one of our recent newsletters too - we love Karen Martini's Barbequed Flathead Sandwiches (from "Better Homes & Gardens") and, for the sweet side, Sumac Pannacotta with Lemon Jelly (you'll need some gelatine leaves).