Reshmi Kebab (Silken Kebabs)

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This is a traditional Muglai dish prepared in India. It gets its name from the succulence of the meat after prolonged marinating and light braising. Traditionally, chicken, beef or lamb meat is used, but prawns or scallops are good substitutes too for this smooth as silk kebabs. Serve with chatnis (dips made from coconut, cilantro and mint, usually found in Indian grocery stores) or tomato sauce.

1
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
1 day
Total Time:
1 day 1 hrs
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 almonds

  • 6 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped

  • 8 cloves garlic

  • 1 inch piece fresh ginger root, peeled

  • 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • salt to taste

  • 1 lemon, juiced

  • ½ cup heavy cream

  • 2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces

  • 2 tablespoons butter

Directions

  1. Place almonds in a small bowl and cover with water. Allow to soak for 15 to 20 minutes; drain. Place almonds, peppers, garlic, ginger, and cilantro into the bowl of a food processor; blend until smooth. Season with salt, and blend in lemon juice. Blend in cream.

  2. Transfer mixture to a large, non metallic bowl. Place chicken in bowl, and turn to coat. Cover, and marinate in refrigerator for 24 hours.

  3. Preheat grill for high heat, and lightly oil grate. Remove meat from marinade, and thread onto skewers.

  4. Brush meat with butter, and arrange skewers on hot grate. Slowly cook the chicken until cooked through.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

293 Calories
16g Fat
5g Carbs
33g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 293
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 8g 41%
Cholesterol 124mg 41%
Sodium 115mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 33g
Vitamin C 24mg 118%
Calcium 57mg 4%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 401mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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