Sumac Spice | Make Sumac Spice at Home from Dried Sumac Berries
Sumac Spice | How to Make Sumac Spice at Home from Dried Sumac Berries - Sumac is a spice used mainly in middle eastern cooking. It adds a sour note and a beautiful red color to food, much like lemon peel adds sourness and yellow.
- 5 Cup Sumac berries
Let Sumac berries dry in a cool dark place for 10 days.
Put the sumach berries in a food processor, or blender.
You will now knock off the dry fruit off of the seed.
Pulse them in the blender for a while until the seeds are mostly yellow.
There will be a red dust separated from the seeds. That's your spice.
Put the mixture through a mesh colander to remove the seeds.
All that remains is your sumac spice.
- 1 cup of sumac berries makes about 1 1/2 teaspoons of spice.
- Collect the clusters during a dry period, as rain may wash out the acid that makes them sour.