The real Lebanese shawarma Recipe

What you will need.
Ingredients
– thin sliced meat (like fajita style cut) preferably beef with a bit of fat. Just tell the butcher to mix it up. If you have a good butcher and you trust him/her, then let them cut it for you shawarma style. 2Kg
– 4 onions
– 3 tomatoes
– Pitta or lebanese bread
– 1 bunch of parsley
– Tahini
– 2 cloves of garlic
– 2 lemons
– 1 tbsp of vinegar

Spices
– Salt
– Sumac
– 2 tbsp of 7 Spices
– 7 peeled Cardamon (key spice)
– Mistiq (key spice)
– Shawarma spice (optional)

Preferably you want to marinate the meat the night before but if you are forgetful like me I did it early this morning. Mix the following spices with the meat; 7 spices, cardamon and mistiq (here you should crush these two together in a pestle and mortar), shawarma spices (if you can get your hands on this premix spice if not don’t worry).

Prep: Slice tomatoes and onions in circle shapes. Lay the meat on a tray then add the tomatoes and onions on top of the meat. Place the tray in a 200 degrees preheated oven for 45 mins.

Side dishes:
1) Taratoor (Tahini Sauce) pour 8 tbsp of tahini in a bowl, add the juice of 1 squeezed lemon, pinch of salt and a small crushed clove of garlic. Mix this in the bowl, it should turn into a thick paste. Here you have to estimate the water quantity. Pour in the water slowly and keep mixing until you achieve a watery consistency (not TOO watery). Obviously keep tasting if it needs more lemon or salt, so add whatever is needed.

2) Roughly chopped bunch of Parsley (place in a bowl)

3) Slice 1 onion into wing like shape (place in a bowl) and sprinkle sumac over the onion.

Once the meat is cooked, you are ready to layer up your shawarma wrap. Get your favourite pita bread, or lebanese bread (what I prefer to use), layer the meat with some of the juicy tomatoes & onions, add the onions covered in sumac, chopped parsley and drizzle the tahini sauce on top. Wrap it up, and munch away. I like to serve this with chips (fries) on the side.

This is very simple and easy dish to make. Its fun to get everyone involved and making their wraps. It does get messy with the juices and tahini sauce dripping from your fingers so make sure you don’t waste any sauce, grab more bread and soak up the juices or let your chips do that too.
Enjoy 🤗

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