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Russian Shashlik

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Experience the traditional Russian dish called, "Shashlik" Throughout the Middle East, South Russia, and Siberia this meal has been a favorite for centuries. Most of the western world knows this dish by its' Middle Eastern version called, "Shish Kabob." But on the Crimean peninsula and the steps of south Russia, Shashlik is a unique variant of the Shish Kabob dish most Americans know. It's a sweet/tart version of shish-kebab.













Trans-fat Free, Low Carb, Low Sodium


1 ½ pounds lamb
cut from leg
1 small onions
finely minced
2 large garlic cloves
finely minced
1 large shallots
1 tablespoon parsley leaves
freshly chopped
1 ¼ cups pomegranate juice
or a mix of vinegar/water
2 tablespoons corn oil
4 dash cayenne pepper


Trim away all fat from meat.

Cut into 2 inch 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.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nashville, United States
 almost 11 years ago

Having been big and small towns in Russia, I hardly think they use pomegranate juice in their recipe. Get real or call it something else.

What’s wrong with Russians using pomegranate juice??? I’m Russian and used it all my life???

Home chef
Luton, United Kingdom
 over 2 years ago
 almost 11 years ago

Shashlik can be prepared using vinegar and water, dry wine, or Pomegranate juice. In the Ukraine on the Crimean peninsula likely dry wine or Pomegranate juice used more frequently, but towards south Russia and in Siberia vinegar/water is more common.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 195g (6.9 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 45670% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 35g 54%
Saturated Fat 15g 74%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 112mg 37%
Sodium 127mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Sugars g
Protein 61g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 3% Iron 14%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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