Olympian in the kitchen: Natalie Coughlin's beef shawarma

Natalie Coughlin isn't just one of the most decorated American female Olympians of all time, she's also a great cook. The swimmer discovered her love of shawarma after enjoying some late night street food around London. Here, she serves up her own recipe for beef shawarma with a fresh sauce to drizzle on top.

Beef shawarma

Ingredients

    • 2 lbs beef, prime rib is best
    • 1 cup plain yogurt
    • 1/4 cup vinegar
    • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 1 teaspoon pepper
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 2 cardamom pods
    • 1 teaspoon allspice
    • Juice from 1 lemon
  • For the sauce:

    • 1 cup tahini
    • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 1/4 cup lemon juice
    • 2 tablespoons yogurt
  • For pita fillings:

    • 8 loaves of pita bread or 4 large
    • Thinly sliced cucumbers
    • Thinly sliced onions
    • 1/2 teaspoon sumac
    • Thinly sliced tomatoes
    • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
    • Pickle slices (optional)

Preparation

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