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Adaptation: A delicious Canadian version of Manousheh with Canadian Zaatar.
We have fallen in love with Manousheh—a Lebanese breakfast pie—and have adapted a Zaatar recipe to work with our local grocers’ spice aisles, along with a recipe for Manousheh that fits right in with our hectic seasonal business lives this time of year.
Our friends from the city say we’ve pretty much nailed the authenticity of the taste—even without the Lebanese Wild Thyme—which is hardly available to us in Canada, let alone our small town.
Our grocers are ever expanding upon what used to be a limited ethnic food selection available here in cottage country. We don’t make our own bread this time of year and Naans make a fine substitute.
For two large pieces of Naan or 4 Mini Naans you will need:
1 TBSP Botanigals Canadian Zaatar spice mix
1-1.5 TBSP of a good quality olive oil
1-2 pieces of Naan bread or 2-4 mini Naans (white or whole wheat),
and though this is the first Botanigals Odd Spice to contain a bit of kosher sea salt, you may want extra salt on hand to cater to your tastes.
You can store the extra paste in a covered container in the fridge for up to a week.
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