This is inspired by a recipe for traditional Hawaij. A great and simple blend of spices that has become one of our favorite general seasonings. I use this as a rub for chicken a lot, but it is also a great seasoning for rice, fish, pork, even shrimp and mixed veggies.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
total:
5 mins
Servings:
36
Yield:
36 servings
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk pepper, cumin, turmeric, cardamom, sumac, and salt together in a bowl. Store in a container with a lid in a dark place for up to 6 months.

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Cook's Note:

Salt can be omitted. The ground sumac really adds an additional layer of flavor to this mix. Cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes can easily be added if a little heat is desired.

Nutrition Facts

4 calories; protein 0.2g; carbohydrates 0.7g; fat 0.1g; cholesterolmg; sodium 14.5mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (3)

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Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2015
Great! Enjoyed it very much. It filled the house with such a fragrance that even the neighbors were curious of what I was making. Thank you for the recipe! Read More
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  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2015
Great! Enjoyed it very much. It filled the house with such a fragrance that even the neighbors were curious of what I was making. Thank you for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2014
Simple and wonderful. Didn't have sumac so I used lemon pepper and cut back on the pepper a tad. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2014
Sumac? - the only sumac I am familiar with is growing out in my back yard with the red cones flowers I thought it was poisonous. Oh no i didn't know that photo was going to show up and i can't get rid of it- hope no one eats it. Read More
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