Shish Tawook Sandwiches

Shish Tawook Sandwiches


Shish Tawook sandwiches (or something like that).  I first ate these at “The Sheik” in Hamilton.  It took me over 5 years of trial and error to figure out how to make them.

1 boneless chicken breast
a couple of tablespoons of olive oil
1tsp lemon juice (more or less)
1tsp vinegar
ground cumin
curry powder
1 onion
2 tomatoes
4 pickles
pita bread
Tahina sauce (optional) or hummus

Yoghurt Sauce

1/2 cup (ish) Yoghurt
juice from 1/4 lemon
1 clove garlic crushed
a small handful of fresh parsley chopped

 Cut the chicken into long strips, and marinate in olive oil, vinegar, lemon juices, and spices. Use enough spices to generously cover the chicken in roughly equal portions, or to taste. Let sit for 1 hour or more if possible. Cut the onion into long strips. Sautee the chicken over medium heat in a frying pan for a few minutes until white, add the onion, and continue to cook until the onions are soft, and chicken is cooked. On a pita, dollop a couple of tablespoons of the yoghurt sauce on the pita, and spread a tablespoon of tahina (or hummus). Add some chicken, tomato, and pickle in equal proportions. Repeat with the rest of the pita until ingredients are finished. Roll up the pitas, and wrap some tinfoil around the bottom half to keep them together. Place the sandwiches in an oven at 160C (350F) ish for 5 minutes ish, or until the pita is just starting to get crisp. Remove and serve immediately with lots of napkins.

Should serve four, but actually serves two because it is so yummy.

Oh yeah – yoghurt sauce – mix all the stuff together.

This recipe comes with a license to make a mess (-: