Dukkah (an entertainers delight!)
Makes 2 1/2 cups
This is a fantastic addition to platters when entertaining over the festive season. All you need to add is a side dish of good quality olive oil and some fresh bread. Dukkah can be used as a tasty coating for chicken or fish. It’s also delicious sprinkled over hummus, on avocado toast or over salads.
1/2 cup Alison’s Pantry Shelled Pistachios
1/4 cup Alison’s Pantry Natural Almonds
¼ cup Alison’s Pantry Hazelnuts
2 tablespoons coriander seeds
2 tablespoons fennel seeds
1 tablespoon cumin seeds
1/4 cup Alison’s Pantry Sesame Seeds
1 teaspoon salt
Preheat the oven to 170 degrees. Place the nuts in an oven-proof dish and roast for 10 minutes.
Place the hazelnuts in a dry tea towel and rub off as much skin as possible.
Heat a dry skillet over a medium-low heat. Toast the coriander seed, fennel seeds and cumin seeds for a few minutes until fragrant.
Wipe out the hot skillet with a dry cloth. Place the sesame seeds in the pan over the same heat. Toast for a few minutes until lightly golden.
Place the nuts and spices into a food processor. Blitz until the texture of coarse breadcrumbs. Stir through the sesame seeds and salt. Allow to cool completely before storing in an airtight glass jar for 2-3 weeks.
Used as part of a crumb for schnitzel
Dukkah is a brilliant addition to family favourite schnitzel. Use a 50/50 mix of dukkah and panko breadcrumbs for an irresistibly crunchy and flavoursome crust.
This crumb is also fantastic with tofu or fish.
As part of an iceberg wedge salad
Ice cold iceberg lettuce wedges become delicious, crisp, addictive salad when drizzled with a creamy dressing (we love a tahini and miso dressing) and then sprinkled generously with dukkah. A scatter of fresh herbs finishes it off.
Fantastic at summer bbqs or as a quick weeknight side dish.
As a brunch topping
Dukkah is incredibly delicious sprinkled on scrambled eggs, roasted tomatoes and sliced avocado and just about anything you like to eat at brunch. It adds texture and an interesting flavour boost.