Aegean Herb and Hot Pepper Mix

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  • Makes about

    1 cup

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By Aglaia Kremezi

Published 2014

  • About

Along Turkey’s Aegean coast and on the neighboring Greek island of Chios, cooks use a wonderfully aromatic spice-and-herb blend to flavor all kinds of dishes. I was amazed by the pairing of dried mint and basil with orange peel and cumin. These cooks turn up the heat with the addition of locally grown, mildly hot peppers to create a unique combination of fascinating flavors. Here is my version of the fragrant, mouth-warming, alluring mix: an all-purpose seasoning that enhances the flavor of