What Is Shawarma?

Pita Shop is known for serving up authentic Greek food in both Miramar and Hollywood, Florida. One of the most popular items on the menu is shawarma, but what is it? This blog will take a closer look at the dish and discuss what it is, the types of meats used, the cooking process, and why people love it. If after reading this you are convinced that you must give it a try, do not hesitate to visit either of our two locations today!

shawarma on a vertical rotisserie

What Is It?

Shawarma is a type of meat that is cooked on a vertical rotisserie. It is popular in Middle Eastern cuisine and also appears in various forms throughout the Mediterranean. The meat is typically thinly sliced and served in flatbread, either as a wrap or as a sandwich. It can also be served over rice or with vegetables.

stack of pitas with different meats

The Types of Meats Used

Shawarma is traditionally made with lamb, beef, or chicken. However, other meats such as turkey, pork, and even fish can be used. The meats are marinated with a mix of spices and herbs, including cumin, turmeric, and cinnamon.

cutting meat of rotisserie

The Cooking Process

The meat is placed on a vertical rotisserie and slowly cooked over an open flame. The cooking process takes several hours, and the meat is often basted with marinade for extra flavor. When the meat is cooked, it is thinly sliced and served either with flatbread or over rice.

shawarma with rice

Why People Love Shawarma

Shawarma is incredibly flavorful and it is a great way to enjoy a variety of meats in one dish. It is also a great option for those looking for a healthier alternative to fast food. The combination of marinated meats, vegetables, and spices makes shawarma a delicious and nutritious meal option.

Shawarma is a popular dish at Pita Shop in both Miramar and Hollywood, Florida. Now that you know more about what it is, it’s time to give it a try! Come in and let us show you why we serve up the best authentic Greek eats!

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