Tuesday, June 3, 2014

döner kebab!

Street Food!
Let's do something really different. The time has arrived for street fairs. Slave is gonna show you how to do a unique take on one of the most popular street foods in the world. You might have the most popular and talked about party of the summer. Just offering these makes you seem like world class travelers. 

Try a döner kebab!
The most popular fast food at street fairs from United Kingdom, the Middle East and on to even Australia. In fact it is so popular in Germany, that today, there are more döner stands in Berlin than in Istanbul.
In Lebanon, most of the Middle East, and Turkey, the food is called a “shawarma” A wonderful and highly passionate chief taught me these are made with beef and a tahini sauce (which is a paste made of toasted sesame seeds and olive oil)
Similar to, but not the same as, a “gyros” in Greece, (which always has feta cheese).
These foods are part of the cultural heritage of their countries, slave wishes to honor these great foods while creating something new. It is an Americanized version if you will of a food enjoyed around the world. It will still give the taste that has swept Europe for your very own unique “patio party”.
Slave uses thin slices of beef that are broiled until crisp and served on a flat bread over some sliced tomatoes and onion, then topped by a spoon full of shredded lettuce and a “fancy” sauce known as “tzatziki” (ZAH-zeek-key)! Now fold it up like you would any wrap!

2 large onions, chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
½ cup olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 pinch curry powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 pound beef flank steak, thinly sliced

Tzatziki Sauce:
2 5oz non fat plain Greek style yogurt
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon white pepper
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 medium sized cucumber

Flour tortillas or buy the gluten free!

Vegetables: drain these well! Very important to minimize the drips!
sliced tomatoes
thinly sliced red onions
shredded lettuce

MARINADE: Place the chopped onions in a large ceramic bowl and crush with the bottom of a glass until juice is rendered and onions look translucent.
Stir in 2 crushed garlic cloves, ½ cup olive oil, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, oregano, 1 teaspoon black pepper, curry powder, and 1 teaspoon salt. Mix well;


Slice the flank steak (against the grain) You can slice it thinly if you put it in the freezer for about 20 minutes first.
Add the slices and toss to coat. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and marinate in the refrigerator overnight.


Tzatziki Sauce:
Combine the yogurts, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, ½ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon white pepper, dill, and 1 crushed clove of garlic. Peel the cucumber and slice in ¼ inch slices then cut into cubes. Stir into the yogurt mixture and mix well; cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. (Or at the very least one hour for best flavor).
Day of the party:

Preheat the oven's broiler and set the oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source.

Remove the meat from the marinade mixture, brushing off extra onions. Spread the slices on a baking sheet without overlapping, and sprinkle with kosher salt. Broil about 4 minutes on each side or until well browned and crispy.

Heat the tortillas in a non-stick skillet a few minutes per side.

To Assemble:
Spoon the sliced onions and tomatoes on each of the tortillas breads.

Divide the cooked meat evenly, top each with a spoonful of shredded lettuce and drizzle with tzatziki sauce. The tortillas can then be folded.

Just think of it like this: the bottom folds up to hold the food in! Now that is held by folding the right and left arms over. It just hugs itself!

Here you have a great tasting and impressive meal like you could find in the street fairs from Berlin to London!

So happy to do this dish in particular for my Master Indy


To satisfy and restore.
To nourish, support and maintain.
To gratify, spoil, comfort and please,
to nurture, assist, and sustain
..I cook!

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The Little Black Book of Indiscreet Recipes by Dan White http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00F315Y4I/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_vAT4sb0934RTM via @amazon


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