February 4, 2013—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read, price & availability may have changed.
The Pyramid of Khufu at Giza is the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still standing. Thankfully, Dukkah (pronounced doo-kah) is here to take us forward as one of the Winning Wonders of the Trader Joe’s World.
Dukkah is a blend of nuts, seeds, and spices with roots in Egyptian cuisine. There are no hard and fast rules about exactly what goes into the mix, and different families and restaurants are known to add their own "secret" touches. Sesame seeds and coriander appear to be mainstays, though, and both make an appearance in Trader Joe's Dukkah. These savory seasonings are joined by finely chopped California almonds, fennel seeds, anise seeds, and a dash of kosher salt.
Traditionally used as a dip for fresh bread and vegetables, Dukkah can be combined with olive oil (we suggest our California Estate Extra Virgin) to make the dip even more dippable. It's also an excellent salad dressing ingredient, and adds dynamic dimension as a “crust” for roasted or pan sauteed chicken, fish, or pork. If you're looking for a special seasoning to add something new to your culinary repertoire, we say just Dukkah! We're selling it in a 3.3 ounce jar for $2.99.