Lovers of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine in Galway are in for a real treat as a brand new Dukkah range has been launched by Mitz’s Mezze.
The dry dry blend of roasted nuts and spices coarsely ground into a healthy condiment can now be found at McCambridges of Galway and Mortons of Galway.
Dukkah is arguably best served with bread and olive oil, however, it has a variety of uses – it can be used on meats, rice, vegetables, eggs, pasta, rice, cheese, tofu or salads as a seasoning or condiment.
It is dairy-free, egg-free, lactose-free and can be modified to be vegan and the Mitzi’s Mezze Dukkah ranges from vegan to gluten free depending on variety and is specified on each product.
In a departure from the traditional Dukkah, Mitzi’s Mezze sweet Dukkah pairs raspberry and white chocolate or cardamom and dark chocolate.
The vegan sweet range is a combination of raspberry and white cacao or cardamom and dark cacao.
These are the ideal topping of choice for dessert and breakfast dishes like yogurt, granola cereal, oatmeal and other porridge, smoothie bowls to fresh fruit.
Mitzi’s Mezze is the brain child of Tipperary woman Mary Toomey.
A graduate of Ballymaloe Cookery School with a strong interest in North-African and Middle Eastern food, Mary started Mitzi’s Mezze as a Supper Club in Galway during the recession.
Now based in the Galway countryside, over the years Mary has carved out a niche catering service.
“I think by any measure I am pretty well-travelled, but the Middle East and North Africa are my favourite regions to visit simply because the food is outstanding, unique and creative,” she said.
“I’ve visited Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, Syria (before the civil war), Israel, Palestine and Morocco, but Lebanon is something special altogether” she explains, “the people are so friendly and warm, the countryside is beautiful, but the food is the reason I keep going back.”