Shish Taouk – Rumi Spice

How to Make Shish Taouk

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What is Shish Taouk?

Shish Taouk is a popular Middle Eastern skewered chicken dish known for its brightness and zest. This vibrant blend, created by one of our favorite chefs from the region, @thevoicenotechef, combines herbaceous species (tomato powder, oregano, coriander, and garlic) with earthy black cumin and turmeric, creating a layered spice mix that's singing with flavor.

How to use it

Mix your Shish Taouk spice mix with Greek yogurt and fresh lemon juice to create the best marinade for melt-in-your-mouth chicken kebabs. For added flavor and crunch, skewer on your favorite vegetables (we recommend onion and bell pepper). Serve with french fries, roasted vegetables, or a simple salad.



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Rumi Black Cumin
Rumi Coriander
Tomato Powder
Black Pepper
Dried Oregano
Smoked Paprika
Kosher Salt

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5 reviews
.9 oz
Bright & Zesty

Shish Taouk makes the most tender chicken kabobs with earthy Middle Eastern flavors and bright citrusy zest.

Salt, Tomato Powder, Paprika, Rumi Wild Black Cumin, Cinnamon, Granulated Garlic, Dried Oregano, Black Pepper, Turmeric, Rumi Coriander

Chicken, Peppers, Onion, Greek Yogurt, Lamb

All of our spices and seasonings are packaged by hand to ensure maximum quality and freshness.

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