The earthy spice of Vanns Harissa, slight green bitterness of Vanns Celery Seed, and heat of Vanns Aleppo Style Chili Flakes bring some excitement to tender roast chicken, with sumac-marinated red onions adding a pop of brightness.
If you've never butterflied a whole chicken before, now's the time to try it. You don't even need a knife - just a study pair of kitchen shears. It's worth the slight effort to remove the backbone and flatten the chicken out, which results in much more even cooking of the light and dark meats, providing a roast chicken with truly juicy white meat and tender dark meat. The spice blend rubbed all over the chicken steps the flavor up a notch further, a perfect blend of complex earthiness and spice, which will have you coming back for more.
Sumac onions brighten the dish, cutting through the richness of the roast chicken with a simple marinade. This recipe makes a great centerpiece for a dinner party or as part of your meal prep for the week ahead, providing a flavorful protein to go in salads or to be reheated as part of a hot meal.
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There’s a small restaurant chain in Los Angeles called Zankou Chicken that is well known for its super secret chicken shawarma recipe, which is crispy and juicy and beautifully spiced and comes with a crazy-good garlic sauce that will make your breath reek for at least the next few hours if not days.
A hearty fall salad spiced up with Vanns Harissa and Aleppo Style Chili Flakes, with a touch of savory depth from miso and soy sauce.
Vanns Harissa adds spice and flavor to this Middle Eastern-inspired burger, perfect for your grill or your stovetop.
Have you ever heard of sumac? If you live in the American South, you may think of it as a weed. But hopefully after making this recipe, you will now think of it as a delicious weed.
A fairly simple set of ingredients combines with a blend of Vanns spices to create a complex and hearty dish that your guests might not even realize is vegetarian. A perfectly poached egg on top means this dish can be enjoyed from breakfast to dinner.
A lightened up, brightened up version of chicken parm that won't weigh you down, but still gives that same satisfaction of juicy chicken, melty cheese, and savory tomato sauce.
Hummus and baba ganoush aren't the only two pureed Middle Eastern dips out there - caramelized carrots provide a sweet base for this dip, while Vanns Cumin, Coriander, and Harissa add earthy depth and spice.
Rice bowls are starting to be a big thing these days, and there's a good reason. Take something a little saucy, something with some great texture, something with protein or some bite to it, arrange on top of rice, add the condiments of your choice, and enjoy your healthy, delicious, and filling meal!
An autumnal hummus sweeted by butternut squash and spiced up by Vanns Harissa.
This is it, folks. This is the perfect, unexpected, amazing vegetable soup, adapted from Michael Solomonov’s beast of a cookbook Zahav. This recipe is the perfect example of his brilliant and unusual use of commonplace spices and other ingredients.