Crispy Mushroom & Lamb Shawarma
Simple Mediterranean Goodness
This recipe will take your tastebuds on a delightful little journey. Marinated portobello mushrooms and beautifully charred spiced New Zealand lamb are served on flatbreads packed with fresh herbs and lightly pickled veggies. Time to tuck in. Tip: If you’ve got a crowd to feed, just double the recipe and let everybody build their own – it’s a fun hands-on meal!
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500g Quality Mark lamb leg steaks
500 Portobello mushrooms
1 red onion
2 preserved lemons
2 garlic cloves
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground allspice
1 tsp smoked paprika
100g cherry tomatoes
thinly sliced (a mandolin is best for this)
1 Lebanese cucumber
1-2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
4 large Lebanese flatbreads
1 cup hummus
2 cups white cabbage
1 large handful fresh mint
2 Tbsp dukkah
Greek style yoghurt
Cut each portobello mushroom in half, then cut each half into three pieces. Cut the lamb steaks into pieces a similar size to the mushrooms. Quarter the onion and separate into petals.
Place the mushrooms, lamb and onion in a large bowl.
Roughly chop the preserved lemons, discarding any pips. Place the lemon in a small blender/processor with the garlic and spices.
Add 1 tsp of ground black pepper and 3 Tbsp olive oil. Blitz well and then pour over the lamb mixture. Use clean hands to massage the marinade over all the ingredients and then set aside to marinate for at least 2 hours, or ideally overnight.
When you’re ready to cook, preheat your BBQ to full whack.
While the BBQ is heating, quarter the cherry tomatoes and place in a bowl with the sliced radishes and chopped cucumber.
Toss with a pinch of salt and a few splashes of red wine vinegar, then set aside.
Evenly thread the mushrooms, lamb and onions onto 4 large skewers. Grill on the preheated BBQ for 20-30 minutes, turning occasionally until the lamb is tender, cooked and nicely charred.
To serve, warm the flatbreads and then spread each one with some hummus. Sprinkle over the pickled veggies and shredded cabbage. Transfer the grilled meat and vegetables from each skewer to a flatbread. Dollop over some yoghurt, coriander and mint, sprinkle over some dukkah and then roll up, slice and dive in.
Nutrition Information per Serving (663g)
Percentage daily intakes are based on an average adult diet of 8700 kJ (2100 kilocalories).More info
2669 kJ (638 kcal)
* Percentage of recommended daily intake (Aust/NZ)