What is Shawarma, how can I make it and what is the recipe?

How to make Shawarma video on You tube. The Dutch spice blend for Shorma is made by VERSTEGEN.

Although it is often compared to gyros because it is sliced off of the same style of tall rotating cooking cylinder, shawarma seems to be chunks of different meats not the blended meat puree that the gyros I have had are made with.

1.5 kg leg of lamb or other tender cut
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp cardamon
3 cloves of garlic
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 cup lemon
1/4 cup of vinegar

Cut the lamb into large 4cm chunks.
Combine the nutmeg, cinnamon, cardamom, garlic cloves, black pepper, cayenne pepper, lemon, and vinegar to a small mixing bowl and pour over meat.
Marinade for 2 hours or more.
Chop up 2 onions. Grill the onions with some garlic for few minutes.
Then drain meat, pat meat dry and grill till golden brown.
Serve with pita bread, tomato, fresh onion, tabbouleh, tzatziki, lettuce and chili sauce.

Here is a lovely blog post from Chow Times about Abdul's Shawarma restaurant in Vancouver, B.C. The photos make be want to jump into the car and go to Vancouver on a shawarma run!


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