Make-Ahead: This recipe is meant to be eaten as soon as it is done cooking, but you can keep it warm for about an hour at low temperatures in the oven (165° F) before serving.
How to Store: Keep covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. This will freeze well covered for up to 3 months. Thaw for 1 day in the refrigerator before reheating.
How to Reheat: Place directly on a hot grill (450° to 550° F) for 2 to 3 minutes per side or until hot. You can also place it on a cookie sheet tray and bake in the oven at 350° for 6-8 minutes or until hot. Likewise, you can heat it up in the microwave.
If the meat starts to fall off the skewer when forming it to the skewer chill it in the refrigerator for 10 minutes to help it tighten up.
For adding za'atar to your recipe, use 1 teaspoon per pound and replace it with all of the spices except salt and pepper.