YUM! I have never tasted Dukkah before so this experience was exciting :) They ways of using these are limitless so choosing a few ways was tricky.
Firstly I chopped up some potatoes, kumara and pumpkin, drizzled over some oil and tossed in the Dukkah. Roasted for about 40 minutes. This was quite delicious! I also used on a pizza, in a cheese sauce and lastly on grilled cheese on toast. My favourite part is the nuts. My mouth was filled with so many different flavours, it was great.
I have become an instant fan! I feel the price is a little high so it will be an occasional treat.
The dukkah was something we like and we were curious to see how Cannon Hill compared to the brands we had tried before. We were impressed with the packaging and the air tight bag that was underneath the brown paper.
It was also very nice, but didn't wow us the same as the aioli and the mayo did. We used bread and olive oil as dippers for the dukkah and it tasted good but nothing we thought was brilliant. We did try a little with the curry infused oil but the combination of the flavours, while ok, wasn't to our taste.
We then coated some big fat chips with it that we cooked in the oven. Cooking it brought out the flavour of the sesame seeds, which we enjoyed. This would be great as a meat rub but we didn't really have enough left to do this with. I think it would lend itself to lamb quite nicely which would be great in pita bread.
We didn't have any negatives about it, but there was nothing that would make us choose that brand of dukkah over others.
I love dukkah! I was introduced to this once long ago in my drinking days as a "upmarket" version of chips and dips. Chunks of bread, dipping oils infused with flavours and dukkah. I was immediately hooked. So when the opportunity to try Cannon Hill's Dukkah came up I knew I was up for the challenge.
I prepared some bread pieces, the Curry Oil I was also sent to sample and got set to open the packet. I was so pleased to open the brown paper bag to find a zip-locked baggie inside with the dukkah mix. Some places sell this in non-resealable bags and that just means you waste heaps of it between parties (or that I'm a scrooge. I can't decide).
I tasted some of this straight and there was the instant taste of nuts and seeds as I bit down on the mixture. Walnuts go great with the seed combo of pumpkin, sesame and sunflower. I agree with below reviewer that seaweed was not a big flavour in this. I tasted something that could have been seaweed (a kinda tangy salty flavour hidden behind the seeds) but it could have easily been the included herbs and spices which are listed before the seaweed in the ingredients.
There is chili in this as well, but you hardly notice. It leaves you with a slight warming sensation in your mouth after a little while, but doesn't hit your taste buds on first crunch. Of course, if you are using the curry oil with this, then the warming sensation will hit you a bit faster.
This dukkah would be great as a meat rub. I could definitely imagine using it on a lamb roast. It would make an interesting addition to a salad, or sprinkled on a pizza much the same way as you might use pine nuts.
The price on this is a bit steep, but it is a nice flavoured dukkah. I'd recommend it, if you have a dinner party coming up and you want to treat your guests to something special.
This was delightful, and I have to agree it was amazing when combined with the Curry Oil. Grab a bread roll, tear it apart, dip in the oil, then into the Dukkah (you pour it into a saucer) and then into your mouth... utter bliss. I tried this with a number of breads, and it enhanced them all, even wholegrain breads!
I could clearly taste the seeds - a wonderful nutty mix that complement each other well - but I was unable to detect that wonderful tangy seaweed I was hoping for. With a number of flavoursome seaweeds in NZ waters, it would have been nice to know exactly which one was used in this... but in the end it would have been redundant because quite simply... I couldn't find it in the flavour mix at all. And you can believe I tried many samples to see if I could.
My family also tried this with me, and only Mr11 managed to find any hint of it... and since his tastebuds are ever-alert for unusual tastes he might not like, that was pretty telling. None the less, everyone agreed it was very tasty, if not everyone's cuppa.
Overall, though I was a bit disappointed about the weak-to-not-there seaweed flavour, what I did taste was so appealing I was readily able to forgive, forget, and consume with glee. Not a cheap treat by any stretch, this is more than I would pay normally. However, if you want something different on the table at a special event, this is a worthy option to consider.
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