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2020-07-14 5:55:46 PM  
Lamb shanks or stew
 
2020-07-14 6:12:16 PM  
It's good in chili, too.
 
2020-07-14 6:12:40 PM  
it's a pretty popular ingredient in Indian cuisine. I personally go for Chicken Biryani
 
2020-07-14 6:13:25 PM  
It goes great in the garbage can
 
2020-07-14 6:16:24 PM  
Mix 3 parts cumin and one part each of garlic powder, salt, and pepper with just a little lime juice to make a paste.  Rub that on pork chops or pork loin for 20 minutes, then grill.
 
2020-07-14 6:24:22 PM  
Keema masala
 
2020-07-14 6:27:25 PM  
Shepherd's pie.
 
2020-07-14 6:49:40 PM  
Curry?
 
2020-07-14 6:52:04 PM  
Why?  Just make a batch of taco seasoning and use it on leftover chicken, beef, pork, and/or fish.  Once a week or so.
 
2020-07-14 6:56:10 PM  
TFd has some ideas. Like on a sausage
 
2020-07-14 6:58:36 PM  
Coca Cola.

Ask Clarence Thomas for details.
 
2020-07-14 7:16:37 PM  
Empanandas.
 
2020-07-14 7:16:42 PM  
 
2020-07-14 7:16:44 PM  
a healthy pinch in some black beans (over, say, yellow rice) is a nice touch.

and as mentioned, chili.
 
2020-07-14 7:39:09 PM  
Omelettes?

/Just a shot in the dark, no empirical evidence to share.
 
2020-07-14 7:42:36 PM  
I put it in my frijoles.

2 cans of black beans
1 sm. Chopped onion
1 cubanelle Pepper
1tbsp garlic
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp cumin
1tsp sazón
1 tsp adobo
1 bay leaf

In a pot heat oil and add garlic, pepper and onion, cook until onion is translucent. Add beans and other ingredients. Stir well, simmer on low-medium heat for 30 minutes stirring occasionally to avoid sticking.

Serve over white rice.
 
2020-07-14 7:51:49 PM  
Mix it into yogurt and use as a dip or spread.
 
2020-07-14 8:41:54 PM  
Chili as posted multiple times.

Black Bean Soup.

Cumin beef, Chinese dish I believe, it is pretty tasty.

Steak, but it is steak I use for Tacos (Tasty as just steak though):
Tablespoon chopped chili in adobo
Tablespoon cumin
Tablespoon salt
1/4 cup oil

Combine in bowl, pour over steaks. Marinate if you like, but it can be put on the grill immediately.
 
2020-07-14 9:00:17 PM  
The following are working notes I put together when I made keema naan a couple of weeks ago. The results were spectacular - best bread I have ever tasted.

Keema Naan Bread - makes 4 naans
Note - probably melt 30 g of butter.
Ingredients - dough
·        1 teaspoon yeast
·        1 teaspoon caster sugar
·        40 ml warm water
·        80 ml warm milk
·        240 g chakki atta
·        0.5 teaspoon salt
·        3 dessert spoon yoghurt
·        20 g melted butter (save a little for brushing and greasing)
Ingredients - Keema filling (adjust as required)
·        Coconut oil for frying
·        100 g minced lamb
·        Small onion, chopped finely
·        1 teaspoon garlic & ginger paste
·        1 green chilli, finely chopped
·        1 tbsp tomato puree
·        0.5 teaspoon curry powder
·        0,5 teaspoon coriander
·        0.5 teaspoon cumin
·        0.5 teaspoon garam masala
·        Pinch salt
·        Pinch black pepper
Method - filling
·        Fry onions in coconut oil until softened and brown
·        Add ginger & garlic paste, chilli, continue frying for 1 minute
·        Add minced lamb and all other spices and puree, continue frying until meat is cooked and completely dry
·        Set aside to cool.
Method - Naan
·        Put yeast and sugar into warm water, stir well, leave until it starts to froth
·        Put flour and salt in mixing bowl, mix well to combine.
·        Stir milk into yeast mixture
·        Make well in flour
·        Pour in yeast and milk mixture
·        Pour in about half of the melted butter
·        Add yogurt
·        Mix thoroughly
·        Add a little extra flour if it's just a bit too sticky
·        Tip out onto lightly floured surface
·        Knead for 5 or so minutes until smooth and less sticky
·        Place dough ball into lightly greased bowl (wiped bowl with a little of the butter) - turn to completely cover
·        Cover bowl with damp cloth until dough ball has doubled in size (90 - 120 minutes)
·        Tip out on to lightly floured surface
·        Knock back (couple of dozen thumps)
·        Divide into 4, roll into balls
·        Roll out into discs, about 5 inches in diameter
·        Add a dessert spoon of filling mix into each
·        Form back into ball by pinching up to the top, sealing the filling inside.
·        Seal, make back into ball.
·        Roll it out to the desired size/shape (oval) on lightly-floured board
·        Get pan very hot (very light oiling with butter beforehand)
·        Pass naan quickly from hand to hand in order to dust off any excess flour
·        Put naan into pan
·        When it starts to bubble, turn it over and brush the other side (may need to hold it down with spatula or a folded cloth or kitchen towel)
·        Leave a couple of minutes or so, turn back over a few times (try to get it browned with no doughy patches left)
·        Remove from pan, brush lightly with melted butter
·        Put in warm oven while repeating with other ball, or freeze
 
2020-07-14 9:04:31 PM  
Here's another one with cumin seeds...

Kadai Chicken
Ingredients
·        500 g chicken cut into bite-size pieces
·        200 g mushrooms (100 g shiatake, 100 g chestnut)
·        2 onions, diced
·        6 spring onions, chopped
·        1 pepper, diced
·        1 pak choi, chopped
·        1 teaspoon ginger paste
·        1 teaspoon garlic paste
·        2 dessert spoons tomato puree
·        1 inch piece ginger, chopped
·        2 green chillies, chopped
·        Coriander, chopped
·        Olive oil for frying
·        A little water (20 - 30 ml) as required
Additional Spices
·        0.5 teaspoon ground coriander
·        0.25 teaspoon cumin seeds
·        0.25 teaspoon turmeric
·        0.5 teaspoon paprika
·        1 teaspoon garam masala
Method
·        Fry onions, spring onions, pepper and mushrooms for 5 minutes - set aside.
·        Fry chicken pieces for 5 minutes or until cooked
·        Add ginger paste, garlic paste, tomato puree, chillies, coriander, cumin seeds, turmeric, paprika and garam masala, fry for a further 5 minutes (add water as required at this stage to assist distribution of the spices)
·        Add back the onions, pepper and mushroom, mix well
·        Add the pak choi, stir-fry for 5 minutes
·        Turn off heat.
·        Add chopped coriander and ginger, mix well
·        Add salt and pepper to taste
·        Serve with saffron rice
 
2020-07-14 9:19:05 PM  
Yoink. Bookmarked.
 
2020-07-14 9:23:47 PM  
Mix it in plain yogurt with some tumeric and some salt and pepper and garlic.    Cover chicken meat with this and grill it.
 
2020-07-14 9:29:26 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: It goes great in the garbage can


In grade school I was eating chili from the cafeteria and bit into something I though was a nice large chunk of meat, eated up being a clump of cumin. I have not been a big fan of the stuff since.
 
2020-07-14 10:44:24 PM  
North African cuisine uses cumin. A nice Moroccan Tagine is a great change of taste.
We like skirt steak char broiled, then when it's resting I sprinkle it with lots of lime and some cumin - viola, Carne Asada.
Cumin is what makes Mexican food taste right. If your chili/taco/beans/whatever doesn't taste quite there, add a little cumin.
Cumin in guacamole is awesome too.
Mexican chicken, soak the pieces of your choice in a mix of - a jar of your favorite salsa, juices of one orange and 2 limes, a little sugar and yep, some cumin. Grill it up, serve with grilled corn.
Grilled corn; Cook your corn in the microwave. Melt a stick or so of butter, add juice of a lime and a shot of cumin. Put the corn over the heat and when it chars all over, roll it in the butter mix. Poor man's street corn.

Cumin will add an earthy note to anything you put it in. It's even good in BBQ sauce, but use a gentle hand.
 
2020-07-14 10:47:42 PM  
The ancient Romans loved, I mean absolutely loved cumin, and they used it in ways we might not consider. Here's a recipe I've been meaning to try, adapted from Apicius:

Pear patina
1 1/2 lb Conference pears
200mL red wine
50mL passum
2 Tbsp honey
1 Tblsp olive oil
1-2 Tbsp fish sauce
4 eggs
1 tsp cumin
generous freshly ground black pepper
*passum is raisin wine, ice wine or Sauternes are similar

Peel and core the pears and chop them roughly. Cook them until soft in the wine and passum. Pass the mixture through a sieve or process until smooth. Add the honey, olive oil, fish sauce, and eggs and beat smooth again. Dry-roast the cumin and grind to a fine powder. Add itto the custard, then season with black pepper. Pour into a greased casserole dish and bake at 375 for 20 minutes or until it sets. Serve warm with more black pepper.
 
2020-07-14 11:06:21 PM  
I saute zucchini and yellow squash with cumin, oregano, lemon pepper, coriander, smoked paprika either hot or mild and a little salt. Sometimes I add some white corn to the mix. Top with a sprinkle of parmesan.

Use it in a spice mixture for pork tenderloin for grilling.

I use it for seasoning black beans too, along with oregano and coriander again, and a little better than boullion chicken paste. I can't eat much garlic anymore but garlic would be good with all of the above.

Cumin would be good in some salad dressings probably
 
2020-07-14 11:12:15 PM  
Don't cumin tacos.
 
2020-07-14 11:21:46 PM  
Hummus...toast some cumin seed, grind it up if you can.
 
2020-07-14 11:30:01 PM  
Use it on lamb or pork chops.  I like a nice coating of cumin, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper.  Maybe some cayenne powder.  Make it stick to the meat with a squeeze of lime.

Toasted cumin is also crucial in a good chili, and also in most Indian curries.  It's also surprisingly good in chicken salad if it's balanced with something a little bit sweet.

I'm always running out of cumin powder.
 
2020-07-14 11:32:28 PM  
Noodles.
It's cumin.
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2020-07-14 11:33:17 PM  

malaktaus: The ancient Romans loved, I mean absolutely loved cumin, and they used it in ways we might not consider. Here's a recipe I've been meaning to try, adapted from Apicius:

Pear patina
1 1/2 lb Conference pears
200mL red wine
50mL passum
2 Tbsp honey
1 Tblsp olive oil
1-2 Tbsp fish sauce
4 eggs
1 tsp cumin
generous freshly ground black pepper
*passum is raisin wine, ice wine or Sauternes are similar

Peel and core the pears and chop them roughly. Cook them until soft in the wine and passum. Pass the mixture through a sieve or process until smooth. Add the honey, olive oil, fish sauce, and eggs and beat smooth again. Dry-roast the cumin and grind to a fine powder. Add itto the custard, then season with black pepper. Pour into a greased casserole dish and bake at 375 for 20 minutes or until it sets. Serve warm with more black pepper.


I'm fond of that recipe - a similar version exists here, and the Madrone Culinary Guild did a version as well, IIRC, some years ago. Check out mcg.antir.sca.org for more info.

As an aside, if you like period culinary publications, the Madrone Culinary Guild puts out a ton of pamphlets with researched & tested redactions of period recipes. "An Apician Feast" may prove interesting (there's a pork and apple stew in that to kill for...)
 
2020-07-14 11:33:19 PM  
I first read as something else, and I was disgusted. Oh wait, OK.
 
2020-07-14 11:34:09 PM  

FrancoFile: Mix 3 parts cumin and one part each of garlic powder, salt, and pepper with just a little lime juice to make a paste.  Rub that on pork chops or pork loin for 20 minutes, then grill.


goddamnit, that's what I get for not reading the thread first.
 
2020-07-14 11:34:50 PM  
And of course it's a thing.

https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/bs-​x​pm-1994-03-09-1994068151-story.html

Adam's cumin noodles
Serves 4 to 6

1/2 pound fresh Chinese bean thread, water noodles (if not available, use dried linguine)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 pound boneless chicken breast, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 cup chicken stock
2 green onions, cut into 1-inch pieces

Cook noodles in boiling water; drain in a colander and rinse under running water.
Heat oil in a wok or medium-sized frying pan over medium heat. Add chicken and cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add drained and rinsed noodles and all remaining ingredients. Raise heat to high and cook for another 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Serve immediately.
 
2020-07-14 11:35:59 PM  
gazpacho and guacamole.
 
2020-07-14 11:38:19 PM  
A lot of soups I make use it.
 
2020-07-15 12:04:08 AM  

Mztlplx: Shepherd's pie.


We made a Chili Shepherd's (cottage) pie just last night from a recipe I found in this tab. It was farking delicious.
Double, at least, the mashed potatoes though. 24oz isn't enough.
 
2020-07-15 12:06:36 AM  
Did you know that allrecipes lets you search by ingredient?

https://www.allrecipes.com/search/res​u​lts/?ingIncl=cumin&sort=re

I made Kenji's Cuban Pork a couple of weeks back : https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2​0​16/06/cuban-roast-pork-shoulder-mojo-r​ecipe.html (although I used dried oregano ... and probably too much of it.  And some blood orange sorbet, as I didn't have orange juice))
 
2020-07-15 12:11:45 AM  

Oneiros: Did you know that allrecipes lets you search by ingredient?

https://www.allrecipes.com/search/resu​lts/?ingIncl=cumin&sort=re

I made Kenji's Cuban Pork a couple of weeks back : https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/20​16/06/cuban-roast-pork-shoulder-mojo-r​ecipe.html (although I used dried oregano ... and probably too much of it.  And some blood orange sorbet, as I didn't have orange juice))


I love allrecipes. I know some on fark don't but I do. I especially like that I can adjust the servings and it adjusts the ingredients for me. Yeah... I could do the math but fark that.
 
2020-07-15 12:17:52 AM  
Chicken boneless thighs  marinaded in hot jerk, sprinkle a lil cumin and, brush with Texas Pit sauce.
/yes it sound cray, but it get people culturally together.
/yes I'm insane
 
2020-07-15 12:20:05 AM  
Use equal amounts of cumin and turmeric to make yellow rice. The two spices balance each other out so the taste is neither Indian nor Mexican. Add onion, garlic, salt and pepper too. It comes out like those little 50 c bags of mahatma rice, but without all the chemicals.
 
2020-07-15 12:34:32 AM  
Think of cumin as a pepper alternative.

Salt and pepper are kind of ingrained in our cooking as the basic two seasonings. But while salt may be universal, other cuisines use other spices in place of black peppercorns.
 
2020-07-15 12:49:06 AM  
*Protip*
Buy your Cumin (comino) in the Latin section of your store. A 4 oz bag of El Guapo brand costs less than 2 ounces of the national brand and the quality es muy bueno.
 
2020-07-15 12:49:55 AM  
Instant Pot Pulled Chicken.

Ingredients:

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 15oz can of decent tomato sauce, the kind with the basil and garlic is OK, no Hunts or store brands. I prefer Muir Glenn.
2 tbsp ground cumin (yes, tablespoons)
2 tbsp decent chili powder, no McCormics or generic junk.
Salt and pepper to taste
Glug or two of EVOO.

Whisk together sauce, cumin and chili powder, season as needed with salt and pepper. Dump it in the InstantPot with the chicken.

Pressure-cook on manual for 8 minutes, slow release if you've got the time.

Remove the breasts, and place in the bowl of a stand mixer, and with the paddle attachment, pull the chicken to shreds on the low setting, adding in the braising liquid as you go. (You can also just use a pair of forks to shred it in the pot.)

Serve on a soft kaiser or bulkie roll with bread-and-butter pickle chips and/or a dollop of BBQ sauce, and some oven-baked sweet potato fries on the side. The cumin comes on strong, and ties together the tangy/spicy/sweet flavors.
 
2020-07-15 12:51:00 AM  
I usually put a spoon of cumin seeds into the rice cooker whenever making a batch, no matter the purpose (well, except if it's gonna become sushi rice) - it's a little nicer if the seeds are toasted, but using raw ones turns out fine as well. (also toss in 3-5 green cardamom pods! they'll all float to the top at the end, easily removed. your guests won't know what hit 'em!) - and as SUMMERSN0WS said, why not some turmeric as well.

black bean chili, always good. I'd post my recipe, but it's basicamente tl;dr - mild Rotel, Goya (yes, yes, shut up) black bean soup, TVP (soy crumbles, you savages) cooked up with vegetable stock, MSG, random fresh vegetals, random spices.

an interesting One Weird Trick with cumin is using multiple forms of it in the same dish - raw seeds, toasted seeds, ground toasted seeds, fine powder you bought from the store.

nearly any Indian dish... many people are saying! a personal favorite: Ragda-Pettie[sic]

https://asdearassalt.blogspot.com/200​7​/05/ragda-patties.html


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2020-07-15 1:10:03 AM  

Momzilla59: *Protip*
Buy your Cumin (comino) in the Latin section of your store. A 4 oz bag of El Guapo brand costs less than 2 ounces of the national brand and the quality es muy bueno.


seriously absolutely ^^^THIS.

even if you don't have a South Asian / West Asian market, if your Dollar Tree doesn't have a spicerack, if you don't live near an ALDI... yeah, stay the hell out of the wypipo spice section of your supermarche and go directly to the "ethnic" section. man, I love that Badia brand and I buy their spices by the truckload!

(lol, you're talking to someone whose wife loves to put a half-stick of cinnamon in her coffee cup for the day. I bought a 4lb bag of cinnamon sticks (what now seems a freaking lifetime ago) at our local-ish Indian market and we're still doing pretty good on it!)

spamazon has some good deals if you're willing/able to buy 16oz/32oz bags of stuff - Frontier is my go-to brand there. their "taco" seasoning and "chili" seasoning are lovely. you're not only not-paying-for-salt, you then get to control the exact amount of salt in your prep.

((double-lol, you're also talking to someone who bought a 5lb bag of fennel seed because it just made more economic sense. I always keep some fennel in my left jacket pocket, and some dried cloves in the right, pick one! either way it's The Freshmaker!))

/the fennel seed is always nice for cooking, too
//goes nicely with cumin, too
///don't really have a 3
 
2020-07-15 1:43:37 AM  
"We've secretly replaced their cinnamon with cumin because they didn't read the label closely. Let's see if anyone not <loud sneezing sound> WTF??!!..  notices"
 
2020-07-15 2:08:15 AM  
If any of you are still poor college students, Try adding a little granulated garlic and cumin to chicken Ramen instant noodles to change it up a little. Fresh salsa is better with a little Cumin and cayenne powder. You'll probably never be able to tell what is in there but it makes a big difference
Cumin and cayenne powder. You'll probably never be able to tell what is in there but it makes a big difference!
 
2020-07-15 5:02:45 AM  

Fark that Pixel: If any of you are still poor college students, Try adding a little granulated garlic and cumin to chicken Ramen instant noodles to change it up a little. Fresh salsa is better with a little Cumin and cayenne powder. You'll probably never be able to tell what is in there but it makes a big difference
Cumin and cayenne powder. You'll probably never be able to tell what is in there but it makes a big difference!


I sort of did this today. Ramen, teaspoon of peanut butter and cumin
 
2020-07-15 5:25:42 AM  

Somaticasual: "We've secretly replaced their cinnamon with cumin because they didn't read the label closely. Let's see if anyone not <loud sneezing sound> WTF??!!..  notices"


oh, lawd. would that not be hi-larious if I did that to $mai_waifu's breakfast covfefe - instead of a cinnamon stick, put a spoon of cumin.

actually... god dammit, Somaticasual, now I am actually curious to try it, for my-ownself.

(look, the every-morning-coffee I make for my wife is already: 1:6 chicory+coffee, plus a scoop of unsweetened baker's chocolate. so this could not possibly be worse. well, I mean, it could be.)

/but I still wanna know.
 
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