Thursday's Little Secret - Sumac Spiced Chicken | Chef Aliye

Sumac Chicken Seasoning 

Use this sumac chicken seasoning for mussakhan, the classic Palestinian slow-roasted chicken dish. It’s traditionally served on a giant piece of flatbread with caramelized onions and the flavorful roasting juices from the sumac chicken. Thursday’s Little Secret spice blend makes these flavors easily achievable for a convenient weeknight dinner.

Turkish Moussaka Recipe

Use Thursday’s Little Secret as a pre-made moussaka spice mix for the classic Turkish eggplant and spiced meat casserole. Moussaka ingredients include ground lamb or beef flavored with allspice, eggplant, green pepper, and tomato. Moussaka is sometimes made with bechamel sauce and topped with a layer of melted cheese.

Other Thursday’s Little Secret recipes

Besides mussakhan, Thursday’s Little Secret contains the perfect mix of beef shawarma spices. Use as a dry rub or combine with olive oil, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, and salt for a wet marinade. Thursday’s Little Secret can also be used for vegetarian side dishes such as:

Roasted Eggplant with Chickpeas and Tomato

Sauteed Mushrooms with Green Peas

dinner ideas

+ All ingredients are organic and/or sourced from suppliers working to end inequality and exploitation in the spice trade, meaning more dollars going directly to farmers.

+ All-natural–no fillers, dyes, colors or anything else

+ Spices are ALWAYS freshly ground and filled to order

+ Spice blends are proprietary recipes inspired by Chef Aliye’s Turkish heritage and her 20+ years working as a professional chef.

+ We strive for zero-waste and plastic-free packaging. All jars and tins are re-usable and recycle-able, and there is no plastic used in our delivery packages.

+ Made in a home kitchen in Long Beach, CA according to Cottage Food Bill of California, inspected annually by the local health department