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Shish Barak

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Ingredients
  Flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Vegetable oil 2 Tablespoon
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Depends On The Dough You Are Making)
  Ground meat 1⁄2 Pound (Beef Or Lamb)
  Onions 1 , diced
  Salt To Taste
  Black pepper To Taste
  Allspice To Taste
  Plain yogurt 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Corn starch 2 Tablespoon
  Garlic 1 Teaspoon, crushed
  Cilantro 1 Teaspoon, cut
Directions

MAKING
Preparation of the dough:
1. Mix flour, oil and salt until it becomes like a cake mix, crumbly
2. Add water gradually, kneaded well until you form dough that has a round shape
3. Leave the dough covered with a half-hour to rest
4. Cut the dough into round equal parts. Roll out your dough with a rolling pin and then cut with a round shape cookie cutter or a small cup.
Preparation of the meat:
5. Fully cook your meat with the onions and spices (salt, black pepper and allspice)
Preparation of the Filling:
6. Fill the round little dough with the meat, about a teaspoon each, fold the sides of the dough on each other then fold again around to form a hat shape of the dough and meat.
7. Set aside on a cookie sheet.
8. Bake in a 250 degree oven just to get it set.
Preparation of the Yogurt:
9. Mix the yogurt with the cornstarch and little cold water.
10. Cook on high heat with constant stirring until it boils.
11. Add some salt to it if needed. If the yogurt is too think, add a little water to it.
12. Add the sheesh barak to the boiling yogurt and let it boil on low heat for 15-20 minutes.
13. Fry your crushed garlic with little oil until golden in color, then add to the yogurt and sheesh barak pot.
14. You may fry fresh cilantro with the garlic if you like.

SERVING
15. Serve hot with white rice on the side.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Middle Eastern
Course: 
Main Dish
Feel: 
Meaty
Method: 
Simmering
Dish: 
Dumpling
Ingredient: 
Meat
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
75 Minutes
Servings: 
4
Subtitle: 
Arabic Meat Stuffed Dumplings In Yogurt Sauce
Shish Barak is the ravioli of middle eastern cuisine. Filled with meat and cooked in the delicate yogurt sauce, it is a true delicacy and show of the culinary expertise of the Arabic culture. Take a look at the video for details.

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4 Comments

tanya3286's picture
The course here says appetizer but the dish actually seems like a side to be served with rice... all in all a great but neat little preparation! would be great for parties :)
Mimi Cooks's picture
Sorry for the delayed reply. i agree this is a main dish not by all means an appetizer! great for anytime meal. but it takes a long time to prepare...invite your friends or family members in preparing it :)
SUZETTE FATTAL BLAIR's picture
I WILL DEFINITELY TRY IT, LOOKS MY MOTHER WAY PREPARING THE SHEESHBARACK.. THANKS FOR SHARING
Mimi Cooks's picture
Hope you like it when you try it. thanks for watching and leaving a comment.