Lately I have been spending a lot of time working with spices and spice mixes. I really love trying new spices, spice combinations and seeing what works with what. Thats where Za’atar came along.
Za’atar is used throughout the Middle East and Mediterranean on meats, breads and vegetables. It is made with sumac, toasted sesame seeds, thyme and some versions even add oregano.
For this recipe I mixed a tablespoon of olive oil with a tablespoon of Za’atar, rubbed the mixture over the pork loin and marinated the pork loin in the Za’atar mixture for a few hours.
This pork loin turned out so moist and flavorful thanks to the Za’atar. The teens wolfed down the pork loin and I almost lost a finger while they were getting seconds.