Sujuk is apparently a very common Syrian dish as well as a specialty of Damascus but I managed not to eat it during my two trips. I even dined twice at Naranj, where SyrianFoodieinLondon enjoyed sujuk with hummus and it escaped my notice. Fail. One more reason why it's important to do research before you visit a country in order to compile a comprehensive eating itinerary. But also another reason (as if I needed more) to return to Syria.
1 pound minced lamb
1 tablespoon ghee (clarified butter)
2 teaspoons paprika
2 teaspoons dried chili flakes
1 tablespoon minced garlic (or garlic powder if you're strapped)
2 teaspoons allspice
1. Pan-fry the lamb in ghee until it just begins to turn brown.
2. Add garlic and spices.
3. Lower heat and cook until all water has evaporated and lamb begins to get crispy (but not dry!). Might take 20-30 minutes.
Spoon onto hummus and eat straight with a spoon. Or, with pita bread if others are watching.