Thursday, September 13, 2012

Cooking in Den Haag: Cheat Pork Shawarma

I'm calling this "cheat" pork shawarma because
a) this is not technically a shawarma
b) its quick and easy and takes 10 minutes, tops
c) I made it with random ingredients because someone mentioned shawarma and I was craving one

So, Pork Shawarma, student version! What you need:

Pork (Steak or Chops or whatever - without bone is ideal)
Tortilla or Pita bread
Salad greens - I used chopped iceberg letture
Green peppers (and/or red, yellow...)
Tomatoes if you like them (I don't)
Hummus (see previous post on easy hummus)
Oil for cooking pork
Juice of half a lemon
Sea salt

Chop the pork into manageable pieces - It will cook quicker.

In a bowl, season the pork pieces with lemon juice, salt and pepper. This step is essential, because I did not have time to marinate the pork and I wanted flavour without wasting any time. Let it stand for about 15 minutes, if you're in a hurry, or 30 if you're not.

In a pan, put a little bit of oil (not too much) and when its moderately hot, throw in the pork (careful here) and toss around frequently till it starts browning.

Don't overcook pork. It will become chewy. The pieces should cook in about 3-4 minutes, no problem.

In a plate, put your pita/tortilla and start assembling your shawarma.

Tortilla + Hummus. Don't be stingy with hummus, its healthy.

Tortilla + Hummus + Lettuce

Tortilla + Hummus + Lettuce + sliced Green Peppers (Capsicum)

Tortilla + Hummus + Lettuce + Peppers + Pork

Wrap it up! :D

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