Shawarma Recipe & Video
El Reya - Damascus, Syria - Bab Touma
If you want to pretend you can make a shawarma, here's a recipe for it, but again, it's not really "shawarma" unless you cook it like one on an upright cooker, so you can call this one pshedowarma if you want....
Serving Size : 8
2 pounds beef, lamb or chicken –
very thinly sliced
Marinade: 1 cup yogurt
2 tablespoons lemon juice
4 cloves garlic -- minced
1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 tablespoon onion -- finely minced
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon red pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground mace
1/2 teaspoon salt
Combine all marinade ingredients. Add meat and marinate overnight. Place the marinated meat in a barbeque cage and cook over hot coals for 15 minutes. Combine tahini (sesame paste), clove of garlic, lemon juice and parsley until it is of a creamy texture, Add water if necessary. Place the cooked meat, sliced tomatoes and onions in pita bread and pour on the tahini mixture as desired.
NOTES : The cone of meat, marinated in yogurt and seasoning, is layers upon layers of meat (lamb, beef or chicken) place on a spit and topped off with an onion and lemon. The spit is placed vertically in front of an open flame. As the meat cooks it is turned. The shwarma chef takes his sharp knife in hand and cuts off paper thin slices of cooked meat which drop into a waiting tray below. The cooked meat, salad and yogurt or hot sauce are placed in the pocket of pita bread or on a long toasted roll.
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