This is not my recipe. This recipe came with our Hello Fresh box. www.hellofresh.com
We have a split decision on this one. My wife wasn’t that impressed. She said the chickpea mash looked like it was going to have more flavour than it actually did. I do agree with that to a degree but I still really liked it and thought the flavours worked really well together. I loved the green beans that had been cooked in the pan with some of the sumac and sesame seeds.
I have never had sumac before and found it gave the steak a great flavour. It wasn’t overpowering at all. I would (try to) describe the flavour as fragrant and punchy. I thought it was a kind of Morrocon or North African flavour. Reading up though it is more a Middle Eastern spice used in hummus, salads, kebabs and much more. There are probably a few hundred types of sumac tree and shrub but most produce dense clusters of reddish fruits.
These red fruits are dried and ground to make the spice.