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Offline JonG

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How to make kebabs into a meal
« on: September 16, 2019, 08:33 AM »
I have some Razor’s sheek kebab mix in the fridge and have just made up some blades tikka and marinading chicken in it for the rest of the day. I was hoping to make shami kebab too, but I think that’s going to be beyond me (ran out of time).

What I realised is, I have no idea how to make this into a meal. How would you serve sheek and tikka kebabs - with what sides, sauces or dips would make it a complete meal to you?

I can’t just put rice on the side, as that’s going to be dry. As Facebook would say: “Looking for recommendations”

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Re: How to make kebabs into a meal
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2019, 09:13 AM »
For me, the combination of rice and kebabs is a complete no-no.  I would serve with chapati and a mint raita [1] — nothing else needed.  If you want to add a touch of class, you could try adding a skein of beaten egg to convert the sheekh kebabs into shami kebabs [2].  And if you want a side dish, a mushroom bhaji would seem right to me.

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[1] A quick-and-easy one can be made from plain yoghurt, mint jelly and water, with perhaps just a very small pinch of ground chillies
[2] Or even just make a thin omelette and lay it over, or wrap it around, the kebab ...
« Last Edit: September 16, 2019, 11:23 AM by Peripatetic Phil »
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Re: How to make kebabs into a meal
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2019, 09:35 AM »
Like Phil said Mint sauce.

A cup plain yoghurt
3 ts sugar
2 ts lemon juice
1 ts Colman's mint sauce from a jar,

What I call 321 mint sauce.
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Re: How to make kebabs into a meal
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2019, 11:22 AM »
If you use mint jelly, you don't need the sugar !
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Re: How to make kebabs into a meal
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2019, 12:32 PM »
I'd have them with a nice side salad, with the mint sauce and a wedge of lemon to squeeze onto the kebabs.
Then have the option of chapatis to make wraps with them, or pitta breads to fill.

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Re: How to make kebabs into a meal
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2019, 12:37 PM »
*Heresy alert* but  ;)  how about maybe chopping them u and using them as a pre-cooked protein in a curry--I could see a seekh being sturdy enough for the job.

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Re: How to make kebabs into a meal
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2019, 04:32 PM »
Thanks for your suggestions guys, I had a nice meal of chicken tikka kebabs with some Bombay potatoes on the side, chapattis, yoghurt mint sauce and lemon wedges to squeeze over.

The sheek kebabs transpired to have gone off in the fridge while marinading, and even the spices couldn’t cover the smell of bad meat, so those were binned.

Maybe next time I’ll achieve my tikka, sheek and Shami kebab mixed grill ambitions.

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Re: How to make kebabs into a meal
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2019, 06:58 PM »
Which recipe do you use for the mint sauce?

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Re: How to make kebabs into a meal
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2019, 07:10 PM »
I was inspired by your 321 sauce, but had to wing it a bit because I didn’t have yoghurt, so made it with creme fraische and thinned it with some milk. I noted it down as follows, and it was ok, probably better if made with yoghurt as per your recipe:

100g creme fraische
2 tablespoons milk
1 rounded tsp Coleman’s mint
1 tsp lemon juice
2 heaped tsp white sugar

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Re: How to make kebabs into a meal
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2019, 10:13 PM »
Kebab, chicken tikka, lamb tikka, tandoori chicken - a Tandoori Mixed Grill. Serve with a curry sauce of your choice, some flash fried onions and some salad. I always have a naan with a mixed grill and in Scotland rice is always served with it but I never eat it, it's too filling.
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