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Entries in lavash (2)


Making Lavash – A Weekend Diversion

By Sandy Hu

While cleaning my office on Sunday, I decided to tackle a carton full of my bylined articles, accumulated over more years than I care to admit. There were stories I had written at Co-Ed magazine when I was a 26-year-old food editor living in New York City; stories from the Honolulu Advertiser where I wrote, edited and designed a weekly food section; and the various food articles I had written freelance for the Associated Press.

Planning to sort, scan and toss, I hadn’t gone very far when I came upon an article by Maili Yardley, the venerable writer who captured the life and times of Hawaii each week for the Advertiser in her food column, The Island Way.

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Riffing on a Wrap

By Sandy Hu

Some years ago, Steve’s friend Shadi introduced us to the shawarma, an Arab wrap sandwich of grilled meat. It’s one of our go-to takeout meals. We always order lamb and we get it with eggplant and potatoes.

Steve liked the idea of grilled lamb and veggies in a wrap so much, he decided to riff on the concept to see if he could come up with something fun to barbecue this year. His experimentation was such a huge hit with our family, I thought I’d share his recipe with you.

The instructions may look long, but they’re really simple. 1) Grill some meat. Steve grilled a bone-in leg of lamb; no reason it couldn’t be boneless or another cut of meat. 2) Grill some vegetables. 3) Make a sauce. Steve just stirred a bit of canned harissa into yogurt. 4) Wrap everything up in a lavash, a soft, thin flatbread. 5) Grill the wraps.

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