Shata (African Spice)

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Recipe by katie in the UP

Shata is a hot spice accompaniment, it comes from Sudan. Posted for the ZWT2

Top Review by Hajar Elizabeth

WOW!! If you like heat, and I DO, this is for you!! I didn't use it as a meat marinade though as I didn't have any in the house. I would love to try it with all meats. Here is what I did use it for though,,,,,,,,,,I added 2T. to 4T. olive oil and 2T. mandarin orange juice from a can of oranges and added it with the remaining oranges to a dark green and red onion salad. Mmmm mmmm good! I also added 3T. to a pot of lentil soup I was making in the last 30 minutes of cooking time. I think this can be a multi tasking ingredient in a whole host of dishes and/or served on the side with a tiny spoon; be creative! Wonderful Katie and thank you so much for sharing!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Ina a 1 quart salad bowl, combine lemon juice mashed garlic cloves, crushed red pepper, black pepper and salt.
  2. Place in small ramekin dishes and serve with.
  3. meat entrees.

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