Dukkah (pronounced Doo-kah), is an aromatic blend of seeds, spices and nuts; it originates from Egypt and can be sprinkled on all sorts of dishes. It's also delicious served alongside a small bowl of really good olive oil and some nice bread. Just dip the bread in the oil and then in the Dukkah. Impress your guests at a dinner party by serving it as a very simple but different starter course - you could add small bowls of olives to nibble on too.
There are many, many variations of Dukkah recipes. The basic recipe is a mixture of nuts and seeds long with dried herbs such as mint or for more heat you can add Baharat or Ras el Hanout; go with whatever takes your fancy.
I love my ThermoCook and used it to toast and mix the nuts and seeds and then chop them. No mess and done in a few minutes. The best thing is you can make this a couple of days before a dinner party, just store in an airtight container in the fridge.
Of course you don't have to have a ThermoCook to make this, you can use a large frying pan to toast the spices, seeds and nuts and a pestle and mortar to crush them....failing that you can use a bowl and the end of a rolling pin and if you don't have a rolling pin there's no help for you!