Primal Grill with Steven Raichlen
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Primal Grill is filmed at Esplendor Resort in Rio Rico.
Episode: 308 :: Heat Without Meat
Pita Bread Grilled Two Ways
Method: Direct Grilling
Serves: 4 pita breads (8 halves), enough to serve 4 to 8
Advance
Preparation: 
Category: Vegetarian
Ingredients:
Version #1: Grilled Garlic Pita

For the garlic oil:

2 cloves garlic, peeled and cut in half
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil in a small bowl

4 pita breads
2 tablespoons sesame seeds


Version #2: Grilled Herb Pita

4 pita breads
3 to 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup zataar (see below)


Directions:
Version #1: Grilled Garlic Pita
Using a garlic press, squeeze the garlic into the olive oil. Dont have a garlic press? Smash it with the side of a cleaver or chefs knife on a cutting board and stir it into the oil.

Set up your grill for direct grilling and preheat to medium-high. Brush and oil the grill grate.

Gently tear each pita bread in half through the sidethe idea is to have 2 flat halves. Brush each half on both sides with garlic oil and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Grill the pita breads until toasted and brown, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Serve at once.



Version #2: Grilled Herb Pita
Set up your grill for direct grilling and preheat to medium-high. Brush and oil the grill grate.

Gently tear each pita bread in half through the sidethe idea is to have 2 flat halves. Brush each half on both sides with olive oil. Arrange the pita halves inner side down on the grate and grill until toasted and brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Invert the pita halves, sprinkle with zataar, and grill the other side the same way. Serve at once.
 
Zataar
Category: N/A
Ingredients:
2 tablespoons dried oregano
2 tablespoons dried marjoram
2 tablespoons dried thyme
2 tablespoons lightly toasted sesame seeds
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon ground sumac (optional)



Directions:
Combine the ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir to mix. Store in a sealed jarthe zataar will keep for several weeks.
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