(WSVN) - It’s a meal with a Middle Eastern flavor that can be wrapped up in minutes. Time to grab a Bite with Belkys.

The Chef: Jay Jwad
The Restaurant: Icon Mediterranean, Miami
The Dish: Icon Burrito

Half cup of cooked Basmati Rice
Flour Tortilla
5 oz. of chicken shawarma (see below)
1 oz. lettuce
1 oz. tomato
1 oz. pickled cucumbers
1 oz. scallions
Handful of cooked French fries
Garlic sauce and tahini (store bought is fine)

Simple chicken shawarma recipe:
2 lb chicken thigh fillets , skinless and boneless
1 large garlic clove, minced
1 tbsp ground coriander
1 tbsp ground cumin
1 tbsp ground cardamom
1 tsp ground cayenne pepper
2 tsp smoked paprika
2 tsp salt
Black pepper
2 tbsp lemon juice
3 tbsp olive oil

Method of Preparation:

For chicken shawarma:

  • Combine chicken and ingredients in a ziplock bag and marinate for about 24 hours. 
  • Heat oil in a skillet to medium-high heat, then place chicken.
  • Cook for 4 to 5 minutes until charred, then flip and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and allow to rest for 5 minutes before slicing thin.

For burrito:

  • Place the tortilla on foil, then spoon about 5 oz. of rice on the tortilla.
  • Add chicken and garlic sauce.
  • Place 1 oz. of lettuce on top of the chicken and the pickled cucumber.
  • Add scallions and fries and tahini to your liking.
  • Close and wrap the tortilla
  • Place it in a panini press to toast for 2 to 3 minutes, then take it out to cut in the middle and ready to eat.

ICON Mediterranean
241 NW 24th St.
Miami, FL 33127

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