The Avengers’ Shawarma Recipe

A shawarma is a Mediterranean –Levantine Arab to be exact – dish made with meat that is slow roasted on a rotating skewer as long as 24 hours. The meat or a mixture of meats is served with a long list of accompaniments often as a wrap or roll. The traditional Mediterranean sides include hummus, tahini, pickled turnip and vfreshly sliced vegetables on a pita bread.

The Avengers threw a lot of spotlight at this simple dish during its end credits. And if Tony Stark has suggested something, it has to be worth a try, right? Follow this recipe to relive The Avengers’ last scene in your kitchen.

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The Superhero Shawarma
A mediterranean meat wrap.
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Prep Time 60 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
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Prep Time 60 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
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Instructions
For the Meat
  1. In a small bowl, mix together the spices until fully combined.
  2. Remove meat from bones.
  3. Use a meat tenderizer or heavy pestle to pound the meat to half its original thickness.
  4. In a shallow baking dish, toss meat with vegetable oil and 3 teaspoon of the spice mix until fully coated. Allow to marinate for 30-60 minutes.
  5. Brush a grill pan with cooking oil, then heat over medium-high heat.
  6. Grill strips of meat, about 3 minutes on each side, or until cooked through.
Assembling the shawarma
  1. Mix the Greek yogurt, cucumber, dill, garlic and shawarma seasoning in a small bowl. Cover and place in the refrigerator until time to serve.
  2. Start with a warm pita and spread 2 tablespoons of the yogurt sauce and 2 tablespoons of hummus in the middle.
  3. Layer with lamb, then top with onion, tomato and lettuce, if you wish.
  4. Fold and serve.

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