Have You Tried Shawarma?

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Are you someone who gets a kick out of experimenting with all kinds of different foods from around the world? If so, you may want to consider tasting one of the most brilliant delicacies in the Middle East: shawarma. Perhaps you’ve heard of it, and perhaps you haven’t, but either way, it’s about time you gave it a try. Here’s what it is and why you’re going to love it.

Not Your Typical Grill

Shawarma is made not by using your typical barbecue, but it’s just as delicious. No, shawarma is cooked rotisserie style, but vertically instead of horizontally. As far as what’s being cooked, it actually varies. You can go the chicken route, which is essentially baby chicken cutlets that have been seasoned, marinated, and stacked on a rotisserie pole.

But if you’re less about the chicken and enjoy meat more, there are lamb and cow options as well. Indeed, there are many different styles of shawarma, but the consistency lies mainly in how it’s prepared and cooked. Once the shawarma is cooked, it’s cut off of the rotisserie pole and placed in a laffa (a Middle-Eastern bread) or pita, where it’s then accompanied with veggies, hummus, and anything else of your choosing.