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                              RUSSIAN SHASHLIK
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Main dish                        Low-fat
                 Russian                          Ethnic
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1 1/2   lb           Lamb, cut from leg
    1       sm           Onion, finely-minced
    2       lg           Garlic, cloves, fine-minced
    1       lg           Shallot, minced
    1       tb           Parsley, freshly-chopped
    1 1/4   c            Pomegranate juice, unsweet.
                         -(available at Health Food
                         - store)
    2       tb           Corn oil
    4       ds           Cayenne pepper
   Tart-and-sweet and slightly astringent pomegranate
   juice the base for the marinade in the recipe for this
   popular dish. True Russian style? Da! Russian
   overabundance of calories? Nyet! Trim away all fat
   from meat. Cut into 2 chunks. Place in small bowl
   together with onion, garlic, shallot, parsley, cayenne
   pepper and pomegranate juice. Cover and refrigerate
   overnight. Remove meat from marinade and pat dry.
   Skewer the meat, using four substantial skewers. Brush
   with oil. Broil under very high heat, turning often
   until done. Some prefer it slightly pink (12 minutes).
   Well done will take about 20 minutes. Remove from
   skewers and serve on a heated plate with Kasha.
   VARIATIONS: Include 2 green peppers cut into 12
   chunks, 4 tomatoes cut into quarters, and 4 small,
   white onions, peeled and cut in half. Skewer alternate
   chunks of vegetable and meat chunks. Proceed according
   to recipe.
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