As fusion foods, also known as cross-cultural cuisine, continue to be readily accepted in this country we are willing to try more and more dishes that may be somewhat familiar but different at the same time. Shawarmas originated in northwestern Turkey and are considered a fast food staple in the Middle East and Europe, especially in Germany, think of it almost like a Middle Eastern Taco. Wrapped in pita bread and filled with thinly sliced meat, vegetables, and a variety of flavorful sauces. These are both delicious and relatively inexpensive to make.
If you’re adventurous and want to make this at home an open spit isn’t required. Chicken is a good choice the first time out of the gate but if you are going to use chicken be sure to slice very thin (thinner than cutlets).
An easy garlic sauce can be made with 2 crushed garlic cloves, ¼ cup lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of plain yogurt, and 1 cup of tahini.
Our salt-free Shawarma Seasoning is hand blended with cumin, coriander, garlic, paprika, turmeric, black pepper, cloves, cayenne, and cinnamon.