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.