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6 Sochi-Inspired Recipes

Celebrate the Winter Games with these traditional Russian recipes.


A popular skewered dish, shashlik is typically made with marinated lamb or beef, which is then grilled and served on bread or with similarly cooked grilled vegetables.

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2 sweet onions
6 cloves garlic
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp ground red or black pepper
1 pound lamb (leg or shoulder of lamb), fat trimmed, cut into 2-inch cubes


1. In a food processor blend onions, garlic, and vinegar until smooth.
2. In a bowl combine the onion mixture, olive oil, sea salt, and pepper.
3. Add in the cubed lamb. Cover and marinate for at least 3 hours.
4. Skewer the lamb (if using wooden skewers, soak them first). Over medium heat, grill for 10–12 minutes, or until desired doneness.

Serves: 4



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