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This seasoning paste creates a nice crusty coating and a surprising amount of flavor on a last-minute bird.
For the Middle Eastern Zaatar paste, use 1/4 cup zaatar*, 2 1/2 tbsp. each olive oil and lemon juice, 2 1/2 tsp. minced garlic, and 3/4 tsp. pepper (in addition to pepper called for in recipe). *Find this spice blend based on thyme and sesame seeds in well-stocked markets or at worldspice.com
Recipe: Last-Minute Roast Chicken