- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- Kosher salt
- 1 pound lamb shoulder, visible fat trimmed and meat thinly sliced
- 1 white onion, halved and cut into thin slivers
- 1/2 cup tahini (sesame paste)
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- Hot sauce, lettuce, sliced tomatoes, rice and warmed pita, for serving
How to make this recipe
- In a large bowl, combine the cumin and oregano with half of the garlic and 1 tablespoon of the lemon juice. Stir in the oil and a generous pinch of salt. Add the lamb and onion and let stand for 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in a blender or mini food processor, combine the tahini with 1/2 cup of water and the remaining garlic and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and puree until smooth. Add the mayonnaise and puree until creamy. Season the white sauce with salt.
- Heat a large griddle or 2 skillets until very hot. Add the lamb and onion and cook over high heat, turning occasionally, until the meat and onion are charred and tender, 6 to 7 minutes. Transfer to plates and serve with the tahini sauce, hot sauce, lettuce, tomatoes, rice and pita.
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