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Old 12-17-2005, 03:31 PM   #1
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Question What's the Dipping Sauce for Shish Kebab?

I learned a traditional recipe for Shish Kebab from my Arabs neighbors when I lived in South America.
  • Ground beef with chopped parsley and pinch of salt. Mix well.
  • Wrap meat mixture on bamboo skewers with about 1 inch in diameter and 4 inches in length.
  • Grill immediately on heated charcoal about 2-3 minutes each side.
  • Remove from heat and serve.
I have not found a good dipping sauce to go with that dish. Does anyone know what kind of sauce they use?

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Old 12-17-2005, 07:20 PM   #2
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Some kind of peanut sauce would be good. Here's one I like...while not authentic, it's very good, and so easy.

1/2 cup Pace® Picante Sauce
2 tbsp. creamy peanut butter
3 green onions, thickly sliced

Heat together in saucepan on med/low, stirring occasionaly, until smooth and bubbling.

We have some northern Africans on board...they can probably suggest something more authentic.
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Old 12-18-2005, 12:10 AM   #3
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Thanks, Constance,

That sounds like a great sauce. I'll try that next time!
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Old 12-18-2005, 10:29 AM   #4
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Because you are grilling them, I would think any good BBQ sauce would be tastey. OR if you like horseradish, you could make a snappy coconut milk dip ...
Start with a basic white sauce except substitute coconut milk (not the goopy, sweetened stuff for drinks) for the milk. Add 2 rounded tablespoons of grated or prepared horseradish (or to your taste). Simmer to thickened and dip away!
I'm not sure what they normally dip them in ...
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Old 12-18-2005, 10:46 AM   #5
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try tzaziki!
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Old 12-18-2005, 10:47 AM   #6
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Here are two that go well with any kabobs. We use it in Indian cooking and they go well with middle eastern as well:

Mint and Cilantro Chutney:

1 bunch fresh mint
1 bunch fresh cilantro
6 cloves of garlic
1 jalapeno (optional)
juice of a lime
salt to taste
pinch of cumin powder

Blend all of this in a blender. Add a tiny bit of water to help the blending process. No oil just water. Once it's all blended adjust the sourness and salt based on your liking.

Serve plain as a dipping sauce or mix it with plain yogurt for another variation

Another nice complimentary sweet and spicy dipping sauce is as follows:

2 whole Arabol Chillies (available in most ethnic stores, including hispanic markets)
1/2 cup of white vinegar
Pinch of salt
2 tbsp of minced garlic
3 tbsp of sugar
2 tbsp of finely chopped parsley or cilantro

Mix it all together and allow the flavors to come together for an hour before serving.
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Tzaziki would have been my suggestion too!

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