If you've conscientiously read all my entries, ("what? You haven't?") you'll know that I am now the proud and happy owner of a small sachet of Dukkah, an egyptian spice mix. I used it for the first time recently and I'm in love. It tastes exotic yet familiar (probably due to the hazelnuts), you have a little taste and your palate is instantly alert with the canny combination of flavours and asks for more. Do I make myself clear? It's a bit like those aromatherapy shower gels which instantly give you a kick when you're half-asleep in the shower.
Carrot Cappucinos (serves 2)
- 500g carrots, peeled and chopped
- one tablespoon olive oil
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- a sprinkle of turmeric
- on stock-cube
- salt and pepper
- a little single cream, whipped
- 2 teaspoons of Dukkah spice mix
This would be great as an amuse-bouche served in tiny espresso cups if you wan't to impress your guests.