Tuna Shawerma

by Maryam on September 20, 2010

I had many planes in my mind and one of them was to post this recipe yesterday! However, when I opened my laptop to import the pictures from the camera, I didn’t know that a big “fixing a million problem” adventure was awaiting me! In fact, I was so happy with the recipe and I didn’t imagine that I would have any problem .. this isn’t my reality anymore!!

When I connected my camera to import the photos, an error message appeared on my screen stating that, there is a problem in the importing process and it will be aborted. ” Oh my God .. no not now!” I told myself. The scenario went as following … I kept trying to import the pictures without any success! In each try I got more and more upset. I was worried that the camera has a serious problem or something. ” don’t tell me that all my effort is gone!” I told my camera. I checked for this specific error code in the internet and found some tips here and there. “close the camera, remove the battery and the memory for 20 minutes then try again”. I was so tired to wait for 20 minutes, so what I did is to follow the instructions then I went to bed.

In the morning, I expected that my camera will work somehow. Unfortunately it didn’t. At that time I was really upset, I didn’t know what to do? I’m not able to import the recipe pictures nor I’m familiar with the problem. Finally, I decided to make a last try before taking the camera to check it. I asked my father to buy me a card reader. I wanted to check the source of the problem. Logically thinking, there are three main parts: the connecting cable, the memory card and the camera. If there is a problem that means one of these three is the source of it.

I changed the cable, however the problem still there. I removed the memory card from the camera and placed it in the card reader. At this moment I discovered the problem! a message window appeared telling me that the card is defected! “this is not good either” I told myself. I have to admit that this problem is much better than a damaged camera, but it still a vary big problem. The recipe shots are vanished .. gone!

I didn’t want to give up this fast, so I searched for a program that would restore photos form a defected memory card. After long search I found one and it worked! my photos are back, and am able to post the recipe right now.

Tuna Shawerma

Adapted from 77 Dishes for the Gourmet.

Shopping List

360g smoked white tuna slices

1/2 tablespoon olive oil

1/4 teaspoon clove, grounded

1/4 teaspoon black pepper, grounded

1 medium size onion, sliced

1 large tomato, peeled, seeded, and sliced

1 teaspoon sumac + extra for garnish

1/2 cup tahina

1 tablespoon yogurt

1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons cold water

2 teaspoons vinegar and lemon juice

Dash of coriander seeds, grounded

Small clove garlic, crushed

Dash of salt

Making the Shawerma

360g smoked white tuna slices Using a strainer, drain tuna from can’s oil.



1/2 tablespoon olive oil

1/4 teaspoon clove, grounded

1/4 teaspoon black pepper, grounded



Using medium size skilet, sauté tuna slices, using in the olive oil, on a medium heat until golden brown. Add cloves powder and black pepper.



1 medium size onion, sliced

1 large tomato, peeled, seeded, and sliced

1 teaspoon sumac + extra for garnish



Add the onion and tomato slices to the tuna mixture. Stir, then add the sumac. Stir again for a minute then set aside.
Serve with bread and tahina dressing on side.

Making the Tahina

1/2 cup tahina

1 tablespoon yogurt

1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons cold water

2 teaspoons vinegar and lemon juice

Dash of coriander seeds, grounded

Small clove garlic, crushed

Mix together tahina, yogurt, cold water, vinegar, lemon juice, coriander and garlic. The texture of the tahina should be pretty thick. If it’s not then one tablespoon at a time. Stir, and check the texture. Also, note that the tahina should be a little bit salty and the taste of the lemon is recognized.

enjoy with love,

Maryam

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