Sumac – The Real Spice 4 Life! Sumac is a wonderful spice – not the poisonous kind but lemony and nice! It is used in many Arab, Iranian and Turkish cuisines. I like to use it on roast chicken or roasted vegetables. They say you can also sprinkle it directly on salads, rice and hummus, which I have not yet tried. My husband has to be on this crazy diet to cut down on his acid intake. He has had a constant cough that apparently if left unchecked, can turn into esophageal cancer. Yikes! Therefore I am not allowed to use any garlic, onions, peppers of any kind, lemons or any citrus. All the things that give recipes the real flavor! So I have been struggling to cook around all of this. Fresh ginger and herbs de Provence have become my new best friends and so has sumac! These are true “Spices 4 Life!” Sumac is a beautiful purply red, coarse ground powder. I recommend a heavy sprinkling on a chicken before roasting. Check out my blog for the Roast Chicken recipe – www.lovethesecretingredient.net and sprinkle the sumac all over to coat. See the photo before and after cooking. So give it a go and let me know what you think! Mary F. Pisarkiewicz Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.