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Home-made Shawarma – I love Travel SPb

Home-made Shawarma

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COVID-19 Cooking Class

In St. Petersburg, same as everywhere in the world, tourism is sleeping due to COVID-19. In absence of shore excursions there’s never a dull moment with kids. Cooking experiments are fun. However we’ve quickly got tired of Russian dishes which we have on a daily basis. Why not trying something different? We decided to have a go with shawarma (doner kebab). Well, yes: it’s not a Russian dish, but nowadays you can find it literally on every corner in Russian cities and towns. We can say Russians have adopted shawarma as a popular street food.

Here’s how we cooked our home-made shawarma:

Step 1: Preparing dressing. For the dressing we took sour cream, mayonnaise, dill and fresh garlic. There are different variations, some people prefer to use ketchup instead of sour cream, but we chose the white option.

Home-made Shawarma

Step 2: Filling. We sliced pickled cucumbers.

Home-made Shawarma

We chopped Chinese leaves.

Home-made Shawarma

We sliced tomatoes. A young helper offered to lend a hand. We couldn’t refuse.

Home-made Shawarma

Step 3: Marinading chicken. In marinade chicken breasts we added Mayonnaise, oil and special chicken spices. The chicken breasts were left to marinade for about an hour.

Home-made Shawarma
Home-made Shawarma
Home-made Shawarma

Step 4: Go on with the filling. We sliced fresh cucumber.

Home-made Shawarma

Step 5: Chicken breasts. Once the chicken breasts were marinaded, we fried them and chopped too.

Home-made Shawarma

Step 6: Making rolls. For our shawarma we bought lavash, soft flat bread like for tortilla. On one side we put in layers: dressing, chicken, sliced pickles, fresh cucumbers, Korean carrot salad (bought it ready-made), tomatoes and Chinese leaves.

Home-made Shawarma

We rolled up the filling in the flat bread pieces.

Home-made Shawarma

Step 6: Heating. For step 6 we needed a cast-iron frying pan with a heavy lid. We heated the shawarma rolls on both sides.

Home-made Shawarma

Step 7: Bon appetit! Enjoy your home-made shawarma (as they usually finish all recipes).

Home-made Shawarma
Home-made Shawarma
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