Bengali Shish Kebabs


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    as an Appetizer
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By Steven Raichlen

Published 1998

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Shish kebab is the world’s most popular barbecue dish. The meat and the kind of skewers may vary but the principle—meat grilled on a stick—remains constant. Here’s a Bengali version that’s as popular an after-school snack in Bangladesh as burgers are in the U.S. The spicing is more restrained than Indian tandoori kebabs, and the spice mix is rubbed onto the meat before the oil is added for marinating; it gets into the meat better this way. I call for beef tenderloin here, but you can also u