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Grilling Adana Kebabs

Kebabs are famous throughout the world whether you’re in Middle East in Europe, you will find them. Definitely every country have their traditional way of preparing kebabs, there are so many varieties in kebabs for example, Seekh kebab, Doner kebab, Shish kebab, Adana kebab etc. Wherever you will go to Middle East, you will find Adana kebabs. Even though, these kebabs are from turkey, but are prepared throughout the world. In no time spread all over the world. They are delicious and tender minced kebabs that are a mix of a lamb and veal. They are packed with Middle Eastern spices and flavors. Today we will discuss the recipe to prepare these delicious treat.

Before you, start-preparing ingredients for these kebabs make sure to buy the fresh meat, as it will enhance the flavor of these kebabs. Now run to your butcher and ask him for 1 pound of ground lamb and one pound of ground veal. As this recipe is for six serving proportions, you must alter the ratio of meat according to your need. The ratio between the veal and the lamb is one is to one. Once you have your meat, transfer them in a large mixing bowl and mix them properly with your hands so that both of the meat is mixed.

After that, add the following ingredients in the bowl: one minced and reseeded red bell pepper, one medium sized minced yellow onion, three garlic cloves minced, about one and a half tablespoon of salt. Along with that one tablespoon of red sumac, one teaspoon of dried grounded red chili, one tablespoon of lemon juice, two teaspoons of pepper, two teaspoon of cumin and a half a bunch of parsley very thinly chopped. Mix all these ingredients with the meat properly and let it rest in the refrigerator for about half an hour.

Before twenty minutes of grilling, you must start your gas grill and as well, as make the skewers. To start your gas grill check for the supply of natural gar or for the level of propane in the tank. Make sure you have enough gas for the whole process and if you have a natural gas supply then no need to worry. Now turn on the main and the gas grill knob and ignite the fire with the help of a lighter. Once you gas grill is lightened, clean its grates and apply little bit of oil. Now let the grates of the gas grill be warm enough, keep the flame high and close the lid. Meanwhile make skewers of Adana kebabs. You will be using a flat wide skewer, now make giant meatball of the meat and apply it the skewer. Make sure it sits properly on the skewers. Once all of this is done, have butter in a bowl of butter, add chopped coriander on them, and mix. It will be use for applying on the grilled side of the kebab.

Grill the skewers for about three to four minutes each side, once a side is gas grilled apply butter and coriander mix. Serve these kebas with Greek yogurt, pita bread and Turkish curry.

Cream of Chicken Soup in Your Blender

Who doesn’t love a big bowl of hot, creamy, chicken soup in a winter evening? Imagine being huddled around the fireplace on a cold winter evening sharing your day’s stories with your family with a bowl of your favorite creamy chicken soup for everyone. Can you think of any better way to spend your evening? At least I can’t. It is not even that hard! You just need your trusty blender and it will do much of the job for you! Follow these simple steps to make cream of chicken soup in your blender:

Serving Size:

Makes enough for 4 to 6 persons

Ingredients:

  1.      Onions, 2 (cut in cubes)
  2.      Potatoes, 2 (cut in cubes)
  3.      Carrot, 1 (cut in cubes)
  4.      Butter, 2 tbsp
  5.      Flour, 2 tbsp
  6.      Chicken broth, 3 cups
  7.      Milk, ¾ cup
  8.      Cooked chicken breast, 175 gram
  9.      Cream, ½ cup
  10.  Salt and pepper to taste

Method:

  1.   Place a large pot in the stove and turn the flame on.
  2.   Add butter and allow it to melt.
  3.   Now transfer onion, potatoes and carrot to the pot and cook for 5 to 10 minutes or until the vegetables become soft. The onion should become translucent but none of the vegetables should brown.
  4.   Transfer flour to your ingredients and cook on low flame while stirring the ingredients continuously. Flour will form lumps if you do not stir.
  5.   Now add the chicken broth and milk while stirring continuously.
  6.   Once you’ve added all the broth and milk, let the mixture come to boil. Stir at intervals.
  7.   Now add the cooked chicken to the mixture and let it cook for a further 10 minutes.
  8.   If you have an immersion blender, you can immerse it in the pot directly and puree the mixture until smooth. If you don’t have a best immersion blender, check out blender reviews to read more soups recipes to make with your blender along with reviews. And allow the contents to cool. Once they have cooled down, transfer them to the jar of your countertop blender and blend until smooth. Blend in batches if the capacity of the jug is not large enough to blend everything in one batch. Transfer the blended soup back to the pot.
  9.   If our soup is cold, heat it and add salt and pepper according to your taste.
  10.  Stir it so that the soup heats evenly.
  11.  Turn the flame off. Now add cream and serve immediately.

Once you’ve tried this easy recipe at home packed with healthy vegetables and chicken and fed your children with it, they will come begging for more! You can also try many other soup recipes as well, all made easy with your blender.