Try your hand at the region's best dishes, such as Chicken Shawarma or Manakeesh. A little less exotic mix of Middle Eastern spices. USE: It is used to season all meats, poultry and fish and can be used in soups and stews. Arab spice traders once controlled nearly all movement of spices between Asia (including the famous Spice Islands), India, Africa, and Europe, so almost every spice in existence has found a place in Middle Eastern cuisine. This mixture of spices is a staple in every Middle Eastern home. Rub this versatile spice mix on poultry, pork or lamb before cooking, or use it to infuse flavor into rice, vegetables, or couscous while cooking. (Note: for a smaller and more manageable portion, use the converter to … It is made of black pepper, coriander, cinnamon, cloves, cumin, cardamom, nutmeg and paprika. Posted for ZWT6.