Shawarma meat is stacked in layers on a long pit skewer and grilled for a long time, sometimes all day long. The meat topped with a whole onion for added flavor when its juices drips on to the meat.
The special mix of spices gives the meat its distinct flavor.
Shawarma made with any type of meat like chicken, lamb, or beef; tonight I made two type of meats, boiled shredded chicken and beef, served it with warm pita bread, my homemade hummus and Middle Eastern salad.
This Shawarma recipe is easy to make at home and easy ingredient to find at any store.
I created a blend of spices that I love to cook this dish with.
The entire spice mixture in this recipe to be used for one dish, chicken or beef.
.3 Lbs. beef chili cut or thin strips OR boiled shredded chicken
.1 large onion thinly sliced
.1 tbsp. salt
.1/2 tbsp. cinnamon
.1/2 tbsp. cumin
.1/2 tbsp. sumac
.1/2 tbsp. cloves
.1/4 tbsp. cardamoms
.1/2 tbsp. coriander
.1/2 tbsp. black pepper
.2 tbsp. olive oil
.1 tbsp. butter
.1 tbsp. garlic granulates
.1/2 tbsp. curry powder
.1/2 tsp. nutmeg
.1 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
In a small bowl mix all the spices and set aside.
If your making both type of meat mix exactly the same amount for the other type of meat in a separate bowl.
In a large sauté pan on medium high heat, heat olive oil and butter, add sliced onion and sauté until soft and lightly golden.
Add beef OR chicken and cook for few minutes add all the spices and mix well, making sure the meat covered with the onion and spices, sauté until the meat fully cooked and brown.
Sprinkle the top with fresh parsley and Enjoy!