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Khinkali are Georgian dumplings, but also popular in Armenian and Azerbaijani cuisine. Eating Khinkali is an art - using only your hands, hold the handle with the your fingers, then biting the pocket. You aren't supposed to use a knife or fork, since it will release all the broth. This is what differentiates it from Read more

Irish Lamb Stew with Vegetables

If you love comfort food you will like this recipe! Everything cooks together to create a rich blend of flavors and the juices keep the meat from turning dry. Lamb can be replaced with beef. This stew can be cooked in small pots, like I did, or in a Dutch oven. If you really want to make this dish...
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Uzbek Plov

Plov is a central Asian dish made mostly from rice is cooked in a seasoned broth, called zirvak (Uzbek). Depending on the region it may also contain meat, fish, vegetables, pasta, and even dried fruits. In the east, plov is almost a daily staple but at the same time is served for special events like a wedding, funeral, child birth etc. Since...
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Soup ‘Harcho’

One of my favorite soups is a traditional soup from Georgia (the country, not state). This soup is made from beef, rice, walnuts and sun-dried plum puree called 'tkemali' (cherry-plum). This soup is usually made with beef but for me it's best to cook with lamb. You can also add bay leaves and different spices like coriander, basil, parsley, oregano, garlic powder, or...
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Pork and Lamb Lula-kebab with Herbs

Lula-kebab is a popular dish of Azerbaijani cuisine and common in the Caucasus region, Central Asia and the Balkans. It's a ground meat formed into sausages and skewered. These can be cooked on a grill or in an oven. The most important thing in cooking Lula-kebab  is when kneading the ground meat onto the skewer. The more you knead the meat, the better it will hold onto...
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Grilled Lamb with Rosemary

Lamb  is my favorite meat for grilling. The secret with grilling the perfect lamb kebab is to get it done quickly. This will hold in moisture and make the meat tender. Also for the most tender results, use meat cut from the top round of the leg of lamb, or trim around the connective tissue of a butterflied leg to...
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