Russian Shashlyk (Lamb Kebab With Tomato Prune Sauce}

"A different version of shashlik, found on saveur"
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Ready In:
1hr 20mins




  • Combine 1/2 the dill with seltzer, vinegar, 1 tsp coriander, paprika, cumin, salt and pepper in a bowl with lamb and onion wedges.
  • Chill overnight.
  • Heat oil in a 4 qt saucepan over medium heat.
  • add minced onion and garlic, cook 6-8 minutes.Add remaining coriander, paprika, salt and pepper, prunes, tomato paste and chili flakes, cook until caramelized 2-3 minutes.
  • Add tomatoes, simmer, cook until thick 15-20 minutes. Add rest of dill , fresh coriander, parsley and juice.
  • Heat a grill to high, with coals banked on one side, or one burner turned off. Thread onion and lamb onto skewers, cook, turning until desired doneness 15-20 minutes. Put any that are charring to much before being cooked through on cooler area of the grill.
  • Serve with sauce.

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