A recent discovery, this immediately became a house favorite(try it on cheese grits). I've prepared this substituting plain, ground cumin for the toasted and ground whole cumin and Tabasco jalapeno sauce for the pepper. A little chopped, fresh cilantro really brings it to life! Ideally, I think this needs to sit for a couple pf hours so the flavors can blend and the the scallions can become a little less powerful. If you're going to serve it right away, you might want to reduce the number of scallions. From the 2002 edition of "Best of Gourmet".