Shish Barak

CategoryDifficultyAdvanced

the Ancient Persian tortellini

Yields3 Servings
Prep Time1 hrCook Time45 minsTotal Time1 hr 45 mins
dough
 2 cups flour
 1 cup water
 1 tsp salt
filling
 250 g ground meat beef/lamb
 ½ medium onion
 ¼ bunch of parsley & mint
 ½ tsp salt
 ½ tsp seven spices or all spice/ black pepper mix
 1 tbsp olive oil
yogurt sauce
 4 cups yogurt 3.5% or more - preferably Sheep's
 ½ cup water
 2 tsp dry mint
 1 pinch saffron *optional
 1.50 tsp salt
toppings
 3 tbsp pinenuts
 2 garlic cloves
 30 g butter
1

mix all dough ingredients and knead for about 5 minutes, shape into a ball dust with flour, and set aside to rest.

2

in a hot pan add the olive oil and ground meat, saute for 5 minutes.
meanwhile, chop the onion finely and sautee with the meat a couple of minutes more, add salt and spices and remove from heat.
then add the chopped herbs.

3

flatten the dough to a 2-3 mm thickness, remember to dust the working surface with enough flour, cut into circles using a ring.
sizes may vary, preferably small 2-3 cm diameter cuts are perfect!

4

Let's fill those Shish Baraks!
place 1/2 tsp of filling on each circle, tighten it and close, in a half-moon shape, then bring each end tips together to form the final shape.
place each filled Shish Barak on a flour-dusted tray.

5

for the yogurt sauce, add the yogurt and water into a pot, bring to a simmer on low heat,
mixing constantly! otherwise, the sauce will break! will take around 15-20 minutes.
mix & add the starch with a bit of water, the dry mint, brewed saffron if using, and salt.
bring to a boil while stirring

6

drop the small Shish Baraks one by one into the hot yogurt sauce, cook until they start to float a sign they are cooked, or try one check if they are ready.
remove from heat.

7

to get it even better prepare a fast topping.
in a pan roast, the pine nuts then add crushed garlic and butter, saute for 1 minute, and top on the served Shish Baraks.
Enjoy!

Ingredients

dough
 2 cups flour
 1 cup water
 1 tsp salt
filling
 250 g ground meat beef/lamb
 ½ medium onion
 ¼ bunch of parsley & mint
 ½ tsp salt
 ½ tsp seven spices or all spice/ black pepper mix
 1 tbsp olive oil
yogurt sauce
 4 cups yogurt 3.5% or more - preferably Sheep's
 ½ cup water
 2 tsp dry mint
 1 pinch saffron *optional
 1.50 tsp salt
toppings
 3 tbsp pinenuts
 2 garlic cloves
 30 g butter

Directions

1

mix all dough ingredients and knead for about 5 minutes, shape into a ball dust with flour, and set aside to rest.

2

in a hot pan add the olive oil and ground meat, saute for 5 minutes.
meanwhile, chop the onion finely and sautee with the meat a couple of minutes more, add salt and spices and remove from heat.
then add the chopped herbs.

3

flatten the dough to a 2-3 mm thickness, remember to dust the working surface with enough flour, cut into circles using a ring.
sizes may vary, preferably small 2-3 cm diameter cuts are perfect!

4

Let's fill those Shish Baraks!
place 1/2 tsp of filling on each circle, tighten it and close, in a half-moon shape, then bring each end tips together to form the final shape.
place each filled Shish Barak on a flour-dusted tray.

5

for the yogurt sauce, add the yogurt and water into a pot, bring to a simmer on low heat,
mixing constantly! otherwise, the sauce will break! will take around 15-20 minutes.
mix & add the starch with a bit of water, the dry mint, brewed saffron if using, and salt.
bring to a boil while stirring

6

drop the small Shish Baraks one by one into the hot yogurt sauce, cook until they start to float a sign they are cooked, or try one check if they are ready.
remove from heat.

7

to get it even better prepare a fast topping.
in a pan roast, the pine nuts then add crushed garlic and butter, saute for 1 minute, and top on the served Shish Baraks.
Enjoy!

Shish Barak

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