Baharat is a mixture of spices and herbs used in Middle Eastern cooking. There are many variations depending on the region and cook. Turkish baharat typically has mint, while you may find rose petals in North African blends. Baharat is the Arabic word for “spices” and this blend is warm and aromatic. Our proprietary version uses herbs with a slew of spices including black pepper, cinnamon, and cumin for a heady balance of flavors.
Check out our Recipe, below, and well as these Great Ideas for Using Baharat:
- We love it as a rub for meats, poultry or fish.
- Mix with olive oil and citrus for a marinade.
- Baharat adds a rich complexity to rice, couscous, or lentil dishes.
- Sneak a teaspoon into tomato sauces.
- Scatter inside a lunch time favorite before cooking: grilled cheese.
- For a change from the Italian bread-herb-olive oil dip, try pita and baharat with olive oil.
- Try with sweet vegetabes, such as carrots or sweet potatoes.
Spices lose their potency once they are ground, or exposed to heat or light. We use whole spices for optimal flavor and grind them as needed, then package the blends in black rice paper bags to keep them away from light. Store the blends in a cool spot and use within 2-3 months. Baharat is a no-salt blend.
PORK ROAST WITH BACON
Serves 4 to 6
1 boneless pork roast, about 3 pounds
2-3 teaspoons Baharat spice blend
1 tablespoon olive oil
7-8 slices bacon
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Trim the outer layer of fat from the pork roast and place the roast on a rack in a small roasting pan or baking dish.
- In a small bowl, mix the Baharat spice blend with the olive oil. Spread the mixture all over the pork roast to coat evenly.
- Wrap the roast crosswise with the bacon slices to cover the roast. Roast in the oven for 1 1/2 hours, about 30 minutes per pound.
- After 1 1/2 hours, turn the oven to broil, raise the oven rack so the roast will be about 4 inches from the heat source, and broil the roast until the bacon is browned and crisp. Transfer pan to a rack or the stove top and let the roast rest for 10-15 minutes. Cut into slices and serve with the pan juices drizzled over the pork.
Amazing taste - exotic
Posted by Unknown on 13th Jul 2013
I bought this when it was first introduced and love it. I toss fingerling potatoes with a little olive oil (or spray with Pam) and this flavorful blend and roast. The end product is amazing. I am trying to get away from using butter and margarine so I am experimenting with herbs and was not disappointed with tasty blend. If you are looking for a little international flavor but tired of the usual (Chinese 7 spice blends, curry blends, etc) this will do the trick. Very easy to use.