It is one of the most famous specialties in Turkish cuisine, and thanks to the fashion for the Middle East diet, we can enjoy its taste in restaurants operating in Poland.
Sphinx has become a specialist in shoarma, but you can also find this dish in the offer in other restaurants. Which order is worth placing?
What is shoarma?
It is one of the most important delicacies of Middle Eastern cuisine, whose uniqueness results from an interesting way of preparation, oriental spices and unusual aroma. Shoarma, often mistaken for kebab and gyros, is a popular Turkish dish based on roast meat. Lamb, lamb, beef and, in the case of shoarma, poultry meat) roasted on a spit, are served with various additions. It is precisely the question of what kind of meat is best suited for shoemaking that becomes one of the most interesting topics of discussion among Turkish menu lovers.
In the case of this dish, it is not only the way the meat is roasted and its type that is important, but also the right choice of spices. The growing interest in the Middle East diet is a growing number of ready-made shoarma spices. Such mixtures include mainly: curcuma, cardamom, nutmeg, cumin and ginger. You can also reach for salt and sweet peppers.
Shoarma with chicken
In this version, the shoarma is made from fried poultry breast, which is seasoned with curry, sweet pepper, nutmeg and Roman cumin. What about the extras? Fries with a set of salads work best here. Shoarma with chicken can also be served with rice and garlic sauce.
The pros and cons of chicken meat
Why are we so eager to reach for chicken meat? Because it is relatively lean and low in calories, and that helps us take care of our figure. Poultry is also a valued source of protein and coenzyme Q10 - a substance that effectively slows down the ageing process. In this meat you will also find many B vitamins and zinc - a mineral that perfectly affects our resistance and the appearance of the skin.
However, it is worth remembering that the nutritional value of poultry is primarily determined by where and how the chicken was reared. Industrial farms often use antibiotics and unhealthy feed, and this affects the quality of meat.
In this version, the basic ingredient is a lamb shoulder, seasoned with curry, coriander, onion and garlic. Such meat can be served with rice or chips, although drunken bread will be the most interesting solution here. What about the sauce? A thick yoghurt sauce combined with a few drops of lemon juice will be the best choice here.
Lamb's pros and cons
It is considered to be one of the healthiest meats available on the Polish market. It contains a large amount of protein, B vitamins, zinc and iron. Unfortunately, there is also a lot of saturated fatty acids in lamb, whose excessive consumption can lead to problems with figure and cholesterol.