This is yet another dish that was inspired by a Food52 recipe contest. When I mentioned the site’s recent “best use of a grill, lemon and thyme” contest to my wife, she looked at me flatly and said “there is no more perfect dish on the planet to enter into this contest than Shish Taouk”, and you know what….. she was right. This is a dish that she ate ravenously as a child in Lebanon, and its no surprise why. The freshness of the lemon/thyme marinated chicken, the addictive qualities of the toum (garlic sauce), the salty chew of the grilled halloumi, and the spice and sweetness of the papadews and grilled lemon, make every bite a celebration. We love this served on syrian bread, but it would also be great alongside some rice or couscous.