The salmon is brushed with a marinade containing @spicetribe Ancient Halaby spice blend (Aleppo pepper, Paprika, Sumac, Coriander, Garlic, Lemon peel, Thyme, Cumin
Ancient Halaby Middle Eastern Chile Blend
Aleppo Chile and Sumac Blend
Ancient Halaby is a blend of Aleppo chiles and sumac, a citrus-ey berry native to the Middle East. This blend is a tribute to the resilient and inspiring people of this land. A delicious addition to seafood, chicken and even lamb, it is one of the first spice blends I ever made and will forever be one of my favorites.
FREE USA Shipping on orders over $45
Small Pouch Net Weight: 1.9oz
Glass Jar Net Weight: 1.9 oz
Bulk Pouch Net Weight: 16oz
No Additives, GMOs, Or Fillers, No Salt
Inspired by Syria, Lebanon
The sunkissed Aleppo pepper—also known was the halaby pepper—comes from my family’s native Syria. You’ll recognize the prized ingredient as the raisiny background of Ancient Halaby, which also combines other classic Middle Eastern spices like crimson-hued sumac, lemony and bright, plus the unmistakable earthiness of smoked paprika for a robust blend. As a 24-hour dry marinade for a roast leg of lamb, Ancient Halaby makes tantalizing shawarma to rival Lebanon’s legendary vertical spits. As a finishing spice for a traditional fattoush salad, it beams brightness and warmth onto the cool toss of crisp cucumbers, mint, scallions and parsley. And as a cocktail rimmer mixed with our crushed pink Peruvian salt sourced from the Andes, it gives a famous Baja-born libation—the margarita—blessings from age-old civilizations.
Tips for Success
- Clumping is normal as we don’t use anti caking agents or salt. If clumping occurs simply break apart with your hands before seasoning.
- Try not to pour spices out of the jar over a steaming pot or pan as the steam can get in the jar and cause further clumping.
- For maximum flavor make sure to use with salt.
- Ground spices can burn quickly so make sure to use oil to help distribute the heat more evenly when making a rub.
How do you use this blend?
Here are just a few ideas! Rub for chicken, lamb or seafood, roast vegetables with olive oil and lemon, Mediterranean style sofrito, stews, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern food, mix with yogurt to make a quick sauce.
Where does the name come from?
This blend was inspired by my Arab ancestors from Lebanon and Syria. My grandfather passed away when I was 9 and many of the recipes and stories about our ancestors went with him. I use food as a way to learn about my ancestors. Halab is the Arabic for Aleppo which was one of the largest trading hubs in Syria during the spice trade. We use Aleppo pepper as the base of this blend also known as Halaby pepper. The chile sumac blend is a homage to my Levantine ancestors.
What’s in it?
This blend is salt free and made of non gmo spices. No additives or fillers. Ingredients: Aleppo pepper, Paprika, Sumac, Coriander, Garlic, Lemon peel, Thyme, Cumin.
For this month’s Spice Tribe recipe, I wanted to try out a quick lunch or dinner recipe that uses up some fridge ingredients. You know the drill, you buy a...
Easiest and most flavorful popcorn recipe ever created by using a microwave a few spices. Bursting with spicy, smoky and tangy notes from our Ancient Halaby Middle Eastern Chile Blend...Chef Trent Blodgett
This recipe highlights our Ancient Halaby Middle Eastern Chile Blend in a way that showcases how versatile, flavorful, and easy to use it can be. We think of this blend...Chef Patricio Duffoo
You may also like
- AHAleks H.Verified BuyerI recommend this productCooking Skills IntermediateWhich cuisines did you use your spice in mostly? Mediterranean, Middle EasternRated 3 out of 5 stars2 weeks agoPretty good but could be more flavorful, it’s just spicy
Could be mixed with something else for a deeper flavor besides just spicy. If you’re using this on chicken, I would highly suggest adding salt and pepper as well.Was this helpful?
- JKJulie K.Verified BuyerI recommend this productRated 5 out of 5 stars1 year agoI put this on everything
This is the one spice mix I cannot cook without. I use when grilling, in marinades, sauteing vegetables, in salad dressings, and on and onWas this helpful?
- RSranjit s.Verified BuyerI recommend this productRated 5 out of 5 stars2 years agoAncient Halaby
So far I have used it for spicing up burgers made with ground chicken. It was very good. Also I used the California Love to grill shrimp that I used later to make Shrimp Fried Rice. It was the best fried rice I ever made!Was this helpful?
- MMarshaVerified BuyerI recommend this productRated 5 out of 5 stars2 years agoSo Good!
I love this blend on chicken thighs. I sprinkle both sides with the blend plus some Kashmiri chili cause I love spicy food. The taste of this blend is very yummy!Was this helpful?
- JBJulie B.Verified BuyerI recommend this productRated 5 out of 5 stars2 years agoYum!
Used it to make a partnership recipe from the Daley Plate — my guests were raving!Was this helpful?
FREE Shipping on orders $45+
No more products available for purchase
✅ You got a Free Wild Cured Sumac! Spend $45 for FREE shipping
Shipping $60 FREE
Spice Spoon $75 FREE
Your cart is currently empty.