Chef Serge Krikorian is cooking up something fabulous for all of you international-fusion cuisine lovers out there! Steak shawarma is a delicious Middle Eastern dish that has become popular in many parts of the world. The dish is typically made using marinated slices of beef or lamb that are cooked on a rotating spit and then sliced thinly. The meat is then stuffed into a pita bread with various toppings and sauces. The use of steak is more popular in the United States, as beef is easily available compared to other parts of the world.


There are different ways people create steak shawarma depending on their preferences. Some marinate the steak in spices and yogurt before cooking, while others use a dry rub seasoning. Toppings can include fresh vegetables like lettuce, tomato, and cucumber, and sauces like hummus, tzatziki, or tahini. Pita bread is the most common vessel to serve the meat and toppings together, but some may use naan or wraps.


Overall, steak shawarma is a delicious and satisfying dish that has become a favorite among many food lovers due to its flavorful and diverse ingredients.


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Steak Shawarma Recipe




3 1/2 pounds sirloin steak, thinly sliced

1 yellow onion, thinly sliced

2 tsp. salt

1 tsp. minced garlic

1 1/2 cups chopped cilantro

4 Tbls. white vinegar

2 Tbls. lemon juice

¾ cup olive oil

1/2 tsp. ground mastic

1 tsp. ground cardamom

Ground black pepper, to taste




Combine all ingredients in a bowl.  Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.


Spread meat mixture in a single layer in a sheet pan.  Cook in a 325 degree pre-heated oven for 20 – 25 minutes, until meat is cooked through and onions are soft.  Serve with warm pita bread.

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