Don't go out for takeaway - try this authentic Lebanese sandwich at home. Just as satisfying, but heaps healthier. Usually served with tahini sauce.
Used different ingredients. I have always been fond of lamb shawarma but now after trying this version with chicken I like it equally. My tried and true Lebanese mixed spice is as follows: In small bowl stir together 1/4 tsp. powdered allspice, 1 tsp. black pepper, 2 tsp. cinnamon, 1/4 tsp. ground cloves, 1/4 tsp. nutmeg, 1 tsp. fenugreek and 2 tsp. powdered ginger. You can adjust the proportions to your preference. The spices must then be ground together in either a clean coffee mill or a pestle and mortar. All of these spices are readily available in health food/ethnic food stores or any grocer that sells herbs and spices in bulk. Thank you for sharing your version of a truly delicious dish. - 29 Sep 2008
Used different ingredients. That was one of the best recipes to try. i come from the Arab world and i know what an authentic Shawerma is. And this is one but with one little modification which is replacing the chicken with beef. Cuz where i come from we eat tahini with the meat shawerma and garlic mayomaise with the chicken one. it was fantastic. - 29 Sep 2008
My chicken would not cook in the marinade, perhaps because it went straight from the refrigerator to the oven. I had to transfer it to a wire rack and finish it off at 200C. Other than that hitch, the shawarma turned out nicely and the tahini sauce was very tasty. I look forward to trying this recipe with lamb. Thank you for sharing. - 29 Sep 2008