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SUMMER BBQ FLAVORS

LES SAVEURS DE BBQ DE L'ÉTÉ

SUMMER BBQ FLAVORS

by Sonia Staali

June 12, 2020


LES SAVEURS DE BBQ DE L'ÉTÉ

If for you too, summer rhymes with the smell of coal, grilled vegetables, and tasty spice marinades, then you will be served! A Montreal couple adventurous in the kitchen, Ana and Pierre-Luc, have tested the spices of Les Fattoush Girls. They offer simple ideas for a BBQ rich in flavor. It's time to take advantage of the summer season to concoct dishes that will make your neighbors envious! 

épices les filles fattoush

We are very happy that Les Fattoush Girls have expanded their selection of spices! To those we could already find on the shop, we have added Aleppo pepper, cumin, and dried mint. Here are some easy recipe ideas to prepare each of these spices. 

DRIED MINT IN MARINADE

menthe séchée marinade

Mint is a plant that adds freshness to dishes. Mostly used in leaves, the mint, when dried, gives a new dimension to your dishes. It can be used in your yogurt dips and also on your grills and meat dishes.
 

menthe séchée

Here, Ana and Pierre-Luc chose lamb and flavored it with dried mint. Inspired by a Kenyan-style lamb recipe, they added mint to balance with the other spices. Once well seasoned, the piece of lamb will be ready for the barbecue!  

SUMAC FOR FINISHING

sumac-preparation

To accompany their meat, they put small baked potatoes in the oven. Onions, garlic, and lemon oil flavor the whole. For the final touch, sprinkle a little sumac on top!

Sumac, a key spice in Middle Eastern cuisine, has a fruity and tangy taste. This adds a nice flavor to baked and grilled vegetables. 

ENHANCE WITH ALEPPO PEPPER

kefta piment d'Alep

When you think of barbecue, you think kefta skewers. To flavor their ground beef, Ana and Pierre-Luc chose Aleppo pepper. The spicy hint that the Aleppo pepper brings gives a unique taste to the meat. Accompany your skewers with a dip of yogurt and vegetables as they did! Here, they opted for tomatoes where they sprinkled a little cumin and salt. A real treat!
 

ZAATAR EVERYWHERE

halloumi au zaatar

Don't be afraid to put some zaatar. Ana and Pierre-Luc wanted to test it as a marinade for chicken and halloumi, a cheese widely used in Levantine cuisine. For the marinade, you need lemon zest, salt, garlic powder, and zaatar. Mix the chicken and halloumi in the spices. Then place the meat, halloumi, and vegetables of your choice on your skewer. Grill on the barbecue. And enjoy! 

Be generous with the amount of Les Fattoush Girls spices you use when preparing the BBQ. These spices fully enhance the flavor and ensure a gourmet meal.

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