Monday, July 25, 2011

Shish Taouk (Turkish/Lebanese Dish ) شيش طاووق

Shish Taouk (Turkish/Lebanese Dish )

Shish Taouk/Shish Tawook/Sheesh Taouk is a Turkish/Lebanese BBQ dish. It is a delicious and popular dish in  Middle Eastern countries..


  • Chicken cubes 1 kg
  • Capsicum   6
  • Onion  4
  • Lemon juice 2 teaspoon
  • Tomato paste 2 tablespoon
  • Olive Oil 1/4 cup for marination
  • Garlic crushed  2 teaspoon
  • Fresh Parsley/Coriander for garnish
  • Salt to taste
  • Paprika powder to taste
  • Sumac powder 4 teaspoon
  • Allspice powder 2 teaspoon
  • Black pepper powder 1 teaspoon
  • Oregano 1 teaspoon
  • Cardamom green powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • Olive oil for frying as desired


  • Prepare  1 inch x 1 inch squares(Chunks) of capsicum and onion skins/layers.
  • Mix together  spices, crushed garlic, tomato paste, lemon juice and oil in a bowl and make a paste. Apply this mixture to chicken cubes and keep aside to marinate for 2-3 hours.
  • Now insert marinated chicken cubes, onion and capsicums squares (chunks) to pre-soaked wooden skewers and grill over charcoal fire till meat is tender.
  • Delicious Shish Taouk is ready. Serve with fried rice/pitta bread and Toum (Lebanese Garlic Sauce).
  • Sprinkle Fresh Parsley chopped while serving.

Shish Taouk (Turkish/Lebanese Dish )