Shashlik Caucasian - From The Russian Tea Room
2 lb boneless lamb; cut into 2 inch cubes
1 cup cooking oil
2 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon dillweed
1 small clove garlic; minced
4 celery tops; coarsely chopped
3 tomatoes; quartered
2 onions; cut in wedges
2 green peppers; cut in 1 squares
1 hot cooked rice

Place lamb in large bowl or shallow dish. In screw top jar combine oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, bay leaf, dill, garlic, and celery. Shake well and pour over the lamb. Cover and marinate in refrigerator for 6 to 8 hours or overnight, stirring occasionally.

On each of 4 long skewers, thread lamb, tomato, onion, and green pepper; repeat,using 4-5 cubes of lamb on each skewer. Grill shashlik over medium coals 12-16 minutes, turning once. (or, place shashlik on rack in shallow baking pan, 4 inches from broiler. Broil 10 minutes, turning once, for medium rare.) Brush meat and vegetables with additional marinade, if desired.

Serve on a bed of hot cooked rice. If desired, garnish with fresh dill.

Yield: 4 servings

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