Sunday, November 30, 2008

Shish Tawook

Shish tawook also spelled shish tawouk is a traditional Turkish dish which can also be found in Syrian, Lebanese and Jordanian cuisines. Cubes of chicken are skewered and grilled. Common marinades are based upon yogurt or a tomato puree, though there are many variations. Shish tawook is typically eaten with garlic paste toum.
  • 3 whole chicken breasts, boned
  • 12 small mushrooms
  • 8 very small tomatoes, halved
  • 6 small onions, halved
Marinade (1):
  • 1/3 cup of olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon of pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon of cumin
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
Marinade (2):
  • 1 tablespoon of yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon of vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon of cardamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon of dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon of curry
  • 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • Prepare one of the marinades, by combining the ingredients listed.
  • Cut the chicken to cubes and coat in the marinade, let stand for 30 minutes.
  • Thread the chicken onto skewers alternatively with onions, tomatoes, and mushrooms.
  • Broil over charcoal or under the broiler for about 10 minutes, turning once and brushing with the marinade.
  • Serve hot and with rice.
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