This Shisch Kebab or Schaschlik (Shashlik) recipe brings back memories of Family get-togethers in my childhood. It is also remembered as 80’s party food,
These Kebabs were an easy dish we had prepared on skewers, sometimes a day before, and then cooked on low in a curry-tomato sauce
We ate this meal often at small gatherings. I especially remember this Kebab devoured at a Grill Bude, a BBQ Booth in town with some fries. Preferable sides to the Schaschlik is a French Baguette to scoop out the Schaschlik sauce, fries or rice
The meat can be frozen for 30 minutes for easier cutting. I would use Pork and/or Beef (Chicken to your preference), thick bacon, red bell peppers and onions all cut in cubes and then slide on skewers. Push down the meat as an end piece. With that a homemade decadent Curry-Tomato sauce.
Optional: The Kebabs can be charred on a Charcoal Grill first, then finish baking on low in the oven with the Curry-Tomato sauce
You need Skewers for your Schisch Kebab. I recommend metal for the grill.This one has a vertical rack which is very practical.
If you use the the wooden kind or Bamboo, these skewers need to be moistened first. You can buy these Skewers on Amazon here:
1/2 lb smoked bacon or pork belly, thick cut in 1 inch cube (Rauchfleisch)
1/2 lb liver, thick sliced and cubed (can be left off, optional)
3 bell peppers, preferable red, but green and yellow will do (cut in 1 cubic inch)
3 onions, slice or peel thick across
Ingredients for the Curry Tomato sauce:
2 cans tomatoes or 5 fresh tomatoes
3 tbsp honey
3 tsp caraway seeds (optional)
Dash of salt and pepper
Sweet Paprika powder
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp vinegar
1 tsp Tabasco (optional)
3 tbsp vegetable or olive oil
1 cup beef broth
1 hour, 30 minutes
Schaschlik Kebab can also be grilled, about 5 to 8 minutes each side, then placed at 300F in the oven, cover with warm Curry Ketchup or order: Schaschlik sauce on Amazon. Keep warm until all skewers are finished. Besides onion slices and bell peppers, you can also add zucchini and/or squash slices, cherry tomatoes to the skewers. I recommend metal skewers for the grill. If you use the the wooden kind or Bamboo, these skewers need to be moistened first. You can buy these Skewers on Amazon
Freeze meats for 30 minutes for easier slicing or cutting.
Cut the pork and/or beef, liver, bacon, onions and peppers into cubes, but not to small, about 1 to 1.5 inch cubes.
Put everything alternately on skewers, end the skewer with beef or pork and press down the skewer.
Fry the skewers vigorously in oil in a pan or put them on a chargrill (3 min), then remove.
Cut the leftover onions, bacon and peppers into smaller cubes and fry them briefly in the same pan for several minutes.
Deglaze with the broth and transfer to a larger pan.
Add the tomatoes and season well with curry powder.
Add the honey and dry remaining spices, basically a dash each to your taste.
At the end add some apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco
Reduce heat to medium low for about 10 minutes.
Place the Schaschlik Kebab into the pan with the sauce
Bake in the oven (325F), or simmer on the stove top in a covered pot or Dutch Oven on low for 90 minutes.