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 grilled vegetables, beans, sauces, and dressings.
In a small bowl, mix together all the ingredients. Transfer to a jar and keep in a cool, dark place for up to 6 months.
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