Shish Tawook are the popular chicken skewers typical into several cuisines of the Turkic and Levantine area. The meat is diced, then marinated into yogurt and spices, and baked or grilled: delicious!
The Shish Tawook, also called Shish Taouk or Shish Tavuk (from the Arabic Shish=skewer, and the Turkic Tavuk=chicken), are classic chicken skewers, very famous into the Middle Eastern regions, with some variations depending on the local cuisines.
Indeed, Shish Tawook is one of the classic dishes of the Lebanese Mezze: a selection of small plates, sauces, and appetizers that compose one of the best ways to taste the Lebanese food.
The sauce that more often is paired with Shish Tawook is the Toum: a garlic paste composed by garlic, olive oil, and lemon juice. My preferred saucewith these skewers is the Muhammara: a delicious bell pepper, bread, and spices Levantine sauce. Other great pairings are Hummus, Baba Ghanoush, and Tabbouleh.
This is one of my preferred Asian-style recipes: spicy bison meatballs! I love the intense flavor of bison meat, and I like to pair it with spices and herbs. I created this recipe inspired by the flavors of West Indian cuisine. The meatballs are previously deep-fried then cooked slowly along into a tomato and coconut sauce enriched with Garam Masala, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, coriander, and other spices: delicious!