75 at Abou Abed in the West Island
A weekly series dedicated to anything that fits on a piece of bread. We deconstruct a different sandwich each week from Mexican tortas to Lebanese pita kebabs to lobster gudilles and tell you where to find it and what goes into making it.
MONTREAL The Muslim holy month of Ramadan draws to a close this coming weekend, but you don’t have ugg bailey button to be breaking the fast to enjoy a sandwich at Abou Abed. Behind the counter at this halal butcher shop in Roxboro, the grill glows with charcoal, red hot and ready to cook a variety of fresh meats. Sandwich options include beef shish kebab, liver and merguez sausages, as well as brochettes of spicy or creamy chicken destined for shish taouk rolls. Made according to owner Musa Ysayfan’s recipe, this Middle Eastern standard is a favourite among employees. “When he first made it for us, we thought it was so delicious in all the years of eating shish taou ugg bailey button k, I actually find it is one of the best!” manager Yahya Sankary, who’s originally from Ramallah, enthuses. And for good reason.
The spread: Chunks of chicken are marinated in yogourt, garlic and spices, and grilled to tenderness over charcoal on a metal skewer. For all dressed, ugg bailey button which is the way to go, the bread gets a smear of homemade hummus, Turkish salad (olive oil, onion, tomato paste and spices) and garlic sauce. That’s rounded out with p ugg bailey button ickled cucumbers, tomato and lettuce. It’s rolled up tight, and placed in a rack for a final heat through that crisps up the outer surface. The result brings cool and hot sensations, with the sharper pickled flavours complementing the savoury juices of the meat.
The secret: Used to a different looking shish taouk sandwich? What we in Montreal often refer to as shish taouk poultry roasted on a spit and sliced off in strips is a misnomer. Almost anywhere else in the world that would be called chicken shawarma, while shish describes skewered meats.