Monday, May 27, 2013

Shish Taouk (Chicken Skewers)

Arabic-spiced chicken skewers is known by many names... Persian Jujeh Kabab, the Turkish Tavuk Şiş Kebap, the Azerbaijani Toyuq Kababi, the Moroccan Brochette, and this Syrian Shish Taouk. I just chose the Syrian name because it sounded really nice. Arabian cuisine is one of the most wonderful and healthy cuisines out there, yet it remains underrated here in our country. It looks intimidating to make but really it's not! As long as you have the 3 basic spices - curry, cumin and turmeric, it is easy to turn your everyday food into the exotic.

Here's how to:

Cut chicken into cutlets and season liberally with curry, cumin, turmeric, salt, pepper and olive oil

Skewer onto sticks and grill

For the side dish, roast tomatoes and onions in a pan drizzled lightly w/ olive oil. season with s&p and rosemary

Serve with flat bread and with a cucumber yogurt sauce (sauce: cucumber chunks, add yogurt and a little salt)

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