Shawarma is a mouthwatering wrapped levantine meal, very popular in Nigeria as it is the taste of the young and the old and it is well ejoyed with family and friends
Shawarma is made with beef or chicken filling, It is delicious and easy to prepare. In some eateries, it takes about 10minutes to get it ready. Shawarma is a middle eastern dish of garlicky meat or poultry served on pitas. Spelled “shawurma” or “shawerma”, this means a levantine meat preparation, where lamb, chicken, turkey, beef, veal or mixed meats are placed on a spit, and may be grilled for as long as a day. Shawarma was imported into Nigeria by the Lebanese. But today, more Nigerians, especially the youth consume shawarma than the Lebanese. Shockingly, states like Adamawa, Borno, Makurdi, Zamfara, Abia, Gombe, Bauchi, Nassarawa, Ebonyi, Kebbi, Sokoto, Yobe, Ondo, Kogi does not enjoy what the South and East are enjoying. People who dwell there won’t even understand you when you mention shawarma.
-Crushed chillies “ grounded shombo”
FOR THE WRAP
– Shombo pepper
HOW TO PREPARE
Season the chicken breasts to your taste and leave it in the fridge for about 30 – 45 minutes.
Add two tablespoon of oil to a frying pan or griddle pan if you choose to grill it and allow it to get very hot. Take the chicken breasts out of the fridge and place in the pan.
Allow it to sear for two minutes. One minute in, take a sharp knife and make incisions on the chicken breast to allow the heat to penetrate deep into the flesh. Give it another two – three minutes and allow the chicken to cook thoroughly.
Take the chicken breast out of the hot pan and slice longitudinally on a chopping board for convenience, set aside and leave it to rest.
-slice and chop all the vegetables
Get the flat bread and place on foil paper.
Lay over the vegetables, in whatever order you wish.
Place the sliced chicken breasts on top, scoop on Mayo and ketchup and sprinkle on a little dry pepper.
Once rolled, wrap with the foil paper.
Place the wrap in the oven and let it grill for 5 minutes.
You can also place the wrap in a dry frying pan.