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Middle Eastern Meal Starters

Rumi Spice Created Meal Starters with Afghan & Middle Eastern Chefs

— September 27, 2022 — Lifestyle
Rumi Spice collaborated with Afghan and Middle Eastern chefs to create new meal starter spice packets for preparing family meals. These celebrations of Afghan and Middle Eastern cuisine help to make flavorful meals at home when combined with a recommended protein and a few other simple ingredients.

There's the Kofta Spice Mix for pairing with ground lamb or beef so that patties or kebabs can be grilled or pan-fried. This earthy, warming meal starter relies on the flavors of black cumin, coriander, garlic and sumac to bring homemade meals to life. Alongside the Kofta Spice Mix created with Chef Habiba Syed, Rumi Spice also introduced the Koobideh Kebabs Spice Mix, the Shish Taouk Spice Mix and the Tandoori Masala Spice Mix.
Trend Themes
1. Middle Eastern Meal Starters - The rise of Middle Eastern meal starters marks an opportunity for food manufacturers to innovate with unique flavor profiles and collaborate with regional chefs.
2. DIY Family Meals - Increased demand for DIY family meals presents opportunities for meal kit companies to offer curated spice blends and recipe cards featuring diverse and international flavors.
3. Ethnic Fusion Cooking - Ethnic fusion cooking creates opportunities for innovative chefs to create unique flavor combinations by blending Middle Eastern spices with other ethnic cuisine ingredients.
Industry Implications
1. Food Manufacturing - Food manufacturers can capitalize on the trend of Middle Eastern meal starters by producing and promoting pre-made spice blends with unique flavor profiles.
2. Meal Kit Delivery - Meal kit delivery services can disrupt the market by featuring curated spice blends and recipe cards that cater to a variety of diverse and international flavors.
3. Restaurant and Catering - Restaurants and catering companies can offer innovative, ethnic fusion menus by exploring unique flavor combinations with Middle Eastern spices and other ethnic cuisine ingredients.
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