Qâlat daqqa

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Qâlat daqqa (also spelled gâlat dagga),[1][2] or Tunisian Five Spices, is a spice blend originating from the North African nation of Tunisia. It is made of cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, peppercorns, and grains of paradise mixed and ground to a fine powder. It is most often used to spice meats and vegetable dishes.[3] The flavor of the mixture is described as being "sweet and warm".[4]

Uses[edit]

Qâlat daqqa is utilized in several manners:

  1. In meats it is used as ether a dry rub or as an ingredient to marinades. It is noted for use in lamb tajines.[5]
  2. In vegetable dishes, it is noted for imparting a warm flavor, especially in pumpkin- or eggplant-based dishes.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Field Guide to Herbs & Spices: How to Identify, Select, and Use Virtually Every Seasoning at the Market, by Aliza Green, p. 281
  2. ^ http://books.google.com/books?id=Dfce9dleIAwC&pg=PA175&dq=%22G%C3%A2lat+Dagga%22#PPA175,M1
  3. ^ Charles Gordon Sinclair (1998-04-01). International Dictionary of Food & Cooking. Taylor & Frances. p. 439. ISBN 1-57958-057-2. Retrieved 2008-12-06. 
  4. ^ "Qâlat Daqqa". Mistress of Spice. Retrieved 2008-07-09. [dead link]
  5. ^ a b Christine Manfield; Charlie Trotter (2007-07-15). Spice: Recipes to Delight the Senses. Ashley Barber. Tuttle publishing. p. 36. ISBN 0-7946-0489-7. Retrieved 2008-12-06. 

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