Shawerma is popular throughout the eastern Mediterranean and is sometimes called the Middle Eastern taco. It originated in northwestern Turkey as döner kebab. But it reached its current form and popularity in all Middle East, especially in Jordan, Syria and Lebanon. The sandwich is now found in a variety of forms around the world.
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Mix the chicken with oil, lemon juice, vinegar, cushed garlic, salt, pepper, chicken spices and shawerma spices and leave to marinate in fridge for minimum 6hrs and maximum for 60hrs.
In a casserole, melt butter, add chicken and its marinade. Stir and fry till liquids are reduced to half, about 5-10 minutes.
Transfer chicken to baking tray and complete cooking in the oven under the grill. Stir when golden and keep back again under the grill for about 10 minutes more or till all golden.
For assembly: Open bread, spread thin layer of garlic paste or mayonnaise, add 2-3 tablespoon cooked chicken, some pickles, lettuce and French fries, roll the bread, and the sandwich is ready to eat.
To prepare Garlic sauce: put few garlic gloves (4-5) with ½ teaspoon salt in food processor; add 1/8 cup extra virgin olive oil and 1/8 cup lemon juice and pulse for a minute. Transfer to deep plate, add ¾ cup mayonnaise and stir well. Keep in the fridge covered till you want to use.
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For the garlic sauce, you use more or less cloves of garlic, according to your own preference.
You can use tahini sauce instead of the garlic sauce as well, but if you want it to be like the ones you buy from the street, use the garlic sauce.
You can substitute the garlic sauce with Tarator sauce. Recipe posted
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