hot popka

Hot Popka And Shashlik Makes Summers Great!

Shashlik  or Шашлык in Russian is a marinated meat on skewers. Shashlik and a hot popka in shorts go hand in hand in the summer. Pork, beef, chicken or lamb can be used. It is basically a Russian shish kabob. It was introduced from the Asian migrations from past centuries and remains an enjoyable staple on the menu to this day. Just like our BBQ here in the US you will find that Russians and Ukrainians are always grilling marinated meat over open coals.

Lets begin!

  • 1/2 lamb shoulder (2 lbs)
  • 2 medium onions finely diced
  • 6 cloves garlic, blended
  • 4 crushed bay leaves
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1 tsp sea salt

Cube the lamb (substitute pork or beef if you wish) into 2 inch pieces. Place them into a ziplock bag or large bowl. Combine all ingredients and let sit minimum of four to six hours. I prefer to let sit overnight in the fridge myself.

Remove and place meat on skewers and cook over hot coals to desired temperature. Wash down with a cold Baltika #9 and enjoy the afternoon.

Originally posted 2016-02-20 04:33:52. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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