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Shawarma II (M)
Source: This was in the archives of
Serves: 6 to 8

1 kg (2 lbs.) lean lamb or beef
1/4 teaspoon EACH of ground nutmeg, ground cardamom, and ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon EACH of ground cinnamon and black pepper
4 cloves garlic crushed
1 onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup water
1/8 cup white vinegar
1/8 cup olive oil

Slice the meat very thinly into circles, about 12cm (4-1/2").

Mix the marinade ingredients together thoroughly and put over the meat slices. Leave in a covered container in the refrigerator overnight.

Remove the meat from the marinade and arrange the slices under the grill. Grill, turning once, so that it is browned on both sides.

Cut the grilled meat into fine shred and serve in the pouch of half a loaf of Khubuz/Pita (click here for recipe) together with sliced tomatoes and onions.

Poster's Notes:
I assume you can substitute turkey, because I've found very few recipes where you can't!

I believe the Khubuz referred to at the end of the recipe is what I've always called pita bread.

Posted by Gypsy/Phyllis Wilson

Nutritional Info Per Serving: N/A