You are here: Home » Ingredient » A Stand-Out Middle Eastern Spice A Stand-Out Middle Eastern Spice Ingredient,Recipes http://relish.com/articles/middle-eastern-spice/ by RelishApril 1, 2006 Pungent and aromatic, za'atar brings heady flavor to Middle Eastern dishes. Mark Boughton Photography http://pgoarelish2.files.wordpress.com/2006/04/zatar_alone.jpg Share this: Pin ItEmailPrint Now that we’re hooked on extra-virgin olive oil, pomegranate molasses and chipotle chiles, make way for za’atar, a pungent Middle Eastern spice blend made from sesame seeds, thyme and sumac. It’s the defining flavor in our Middle Eastern Cornish hens recipe. Look for it in ethnic markets labeled Syrian Marjoram or Green Thyme. It’s great rubbed on roasted chicken or pork or whisked up with olive oil for a zesty dip with pita chips. Share this: Pin ItEmailPrint Cornish Hens with Middle Eastern Mojo de Ajo Picturesque cornish hens marinate in a lemon-based bath in this holiday recipe.