Ethiopian Seasoning Blend
Mitmita is an all-around Ethiopian spice blend, used in Ethiopian and Eritrean cuisine, and has a wonderfully rich aroma, and is spicy hot.
Used to season the raw beef dish or Used as a condiment for pasta sauces, grilled meat or veggie, as well as for Kitfo- Ethiopian style spicy beef tartar, or sprinkled on other Ethiopean foods. Also can be added to cream cheese or yogurt to make a flavorful dip.
Sample recipe to make Kitfo- Ethiopian style:
In a large sauté pan, melt ¼ cup unsalted butter with lemon zest of 1 lemon over medium heat, add 2 diced shallots and cook until soft, add 1 diced apple, 2tbsp lemon juice, 1tbsp dijon mustard and 1tbsp Mitmita seasoning, stir and cook 1 minute. Add 1/2lb cubed meat seasoned with salt and pepper to the pan, stir, add 2-4tbsp spiced butter (Niter kebbah), mix in 1/2lb raw cubed meat, add apple-shallot mixture, stir and mix lightly and check for salt. Serve over Injera bread.
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