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Saturday, September 23, 2006

Shawarma


One of the most popular arabic dishes especially in Lebanon, Syria and Turkey too, spread out around the world ! It is best eaten as sandwich. The preparation and cooking are about 2h30 and the receipe below is for 5 to 8 persons.

Ingredients:

¤ 1 kg (64 oz)fillets cut into strips (7 cm length 3 cm thickness)
¤ 200 g (7 oz) finely minced fat
¤ 2 large onions, peeled and sliced
¤ 1/4 cup vegetable oil
¤ 1/2 cup vinegar
¤ 1/2 tablespoon salt
¤ 1 tablespoon ground 7 spices for Shawarma (Lebanese spice)
¤ a dash of ground mastic
¤ 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
¤ 1 teaspoon cardamom pods

Steps :
1 - Soak sliced meat in 7 spices, salt, cardamom, mastic, nutmeg, vinegar, and oil for one night.
2 - Fry fat in a heavy pan on medium heat. When it melts, add meat. Stir until golden. Add onion, cover and leave on low heat for 40 minutes or until tender.
3 - Serve Shawarma hot with mint leaves, "taratour" and tomato slices

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