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Catholic Recipe: Caucasian Shashlik


  • 2 pounds boned lamb shoulder
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1 garlic clove, slashed
  • salt and pepper
  • Details

  • Serves: 4
  • Yield: 2 pounds lamb
  • Prep Time: 4 hours
  • Difficulty: • • •
  • Cost: $$$$
  • For Ages: 15+
  • Origin: Russia

Also Called: Shish Kebab

Here's a Russian version of lamb Shish Kebab, which is chunks of marinated meat and vegetables that are threaded on a skewer and grilled or broiled.. Allow time for the ingredients to soak in the marinade.


Cut lamb in 1-1/2-inch cubes; put in deep bowl. Combine remaining ingredients; pour over lamb. Chill several hours. Drain lamb. Run skewers through lamb cubes; cook over charcoal or under broiler, turning often to cook evenly, about 20 minutes or to desired degree of doneness. Makes 4 servings.

Recipe Source: Cook's Blessings, The by Demetria Taylor, Random House, New York, 1965
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