3 Easy Recipes For Tasty, Creamy Shawarma

3 Easy Recipes For Tasty, Creamy Shawarma

There is a big chance you have a shawarma spot where you live. However, making yours means that you could make some for yourself that has tasty fillings and more chunks of beef, chicken or meat than the ones sold at shawarma spots.

Shawarma is a pretty popular snack in Nigeria, Ghana, and South Africa. A taste of heaven while you’re still on earth. Though it’s a snack brought into the country by the Lebanese. Today, Nigerians consume it way more than the Lebanese. You’ll find shawarma in most food and snack joints across Nigeria, Ghana, and South Africa. But with the guidance of our 3 shawarma recipes, you can easily prepare the snack at home.

3 Shawarma recipes for the family

  1. Beef shawarma

Beef shawarma  

Ingredients 

  • 4 pounds beef (preferably prime rib)
  • ¼ cup vinegar 
  • 1 teaspoon pepper 
  • Garlic (two bulbs crushed)
  • 1 cup plain yoghurt 
  • ½ tablespoon salt
  • 1 lemon (two tablespoons)

       For sauce

  • 1 cup sesame seed paste 
  • Garlic (two bulbs crushed)
  • ¼ cup lemon juice 
  • 2 tablespoon yoghurt 

       For filling

  • 12 loaves of pita bread
  • 1 onion (sliced thinly)
  • 1 cucumber (sliced thinly)
  • 2 tomatoes (sliced thinly)
  • Parsley (chopped)

       Direction

  • Except for beef, filling, and sauce ingredients, combine the other ingredients to prepare the marinade. Add small olive oil if you notice it’s dry.
  • Then add the beef and put in the refrigerator. Give it eight hours, or you can do this overnight. 
  • Cook beef in a saucepan until it is done. Don’t let it overcook. 
  • Combine sauce ingredients while cooking beef. Set aside. 
  • Sprinkle tomatoes, onions, cucumber. Then combine other filling ingredients in a bowl.
  • Shred beef when it’s done. 
  • Then spread beef on the pita, enough to cover ¼ of the loaf. Add veggies and sauce. Roll the pita and your shawarma is ready. 
  1. Chicken shawarma 

Chicken shawarma     

Ingredients 

  • 2-pound boneless chicken thigh
  • 4 bulbs garlic (chopped)
  • 1 onion
  • 2 tablespoons black pepper 
  • 1 teaspoon ginger (chopped 
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice 
  • ½ tablespoon nutmeg 
  • ½ tablespoon thyme 
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • Salt (to taste)

       For sauce

  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise 
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup 

       For filling

  • 1 onion
  • 1 tomato
  • ¼ pound cucumber (sliced)
  • 4 lettuce leaves
  • 4 large tortilla wraps

       Direction 

  • Marinate the chicken.
  • Add the spices and mix well.
  • Cover and put in the fridge for 20 minutes.
  • Put the chicken in a baking pan lined with parchment. Bake for 20 minutes.
  • Char for 2 minutes.
  • Mix the mayonnaise and ketchup for the sauce. Set aside.
  • Wash and slice your vegetables 
  • Spread mayonnaise and ketchup on the tortilla wrap thinly. 
  • Add a layer of vegetables and chicken on the wrap. Sprinkle a bit more sauce. Roll and you’re done.
  1. Fish shawarma 

Fish Sharwarma

Source: Trip Advisor

  

Ingredients 

  • 2 fillets white fish (slice into strips)
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • ¼ chilli flakes
  • 1 teaspoon coriander 
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon 
  • Salt (to taste)

       For sauce

  • 2 tablespoon sesame seed paste 
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 lemon
  • Salt (to taste)

       For filling

  • Beetroot (4 slices)
  • Lettuce (4 leaves)
  • Pickled gherkins (6 slices)
  • 2 wraps

       Direction 

  • After cutting the fish fillets into strips, place in a bowl.
  • Then pour your oil into the bowl. Make sure the oil covers the fish strips.
  • Followed by all your spices and pepper. Add a bit of salt.
  • Mix the contents of the bowl well, so that the spice reach round the fish spices.
  • Cover and allow to marinate in the fridge for at least 20 minutes.
  • Use this time to prepare the sauce. To do this, pour your sesame seed paste to a bowl and add lemon juice and garlic powder. Then stir (gradually add water) until it is consistent. 
  • Fry the fish lightly in oil.
  • Keep aside with your fried vegetables.
  • Arrange the fish and vegetables on the wrap and spread sauce across. Roll the wrap and you have your shawarma. 

Conclusion 

Among the ingredients for making shawarma, pita bread is a bit hard to find. So make sure to secure it beforehand. And if you can make pita bread yourself, super.

Read more: These Easy Chicken Recipes Can Be Made In An Hour

Written by

Lydia Ume