Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Spicy Kebabs with Denise Dietz

Some authors can write in multiple genres. Some do it very well - like Denise Dietz/Mary Ellen Dietz. From funny mysteries to very romantic historicals, this author has something for every reader. She sent in a great Spicy Kebab recipe to Warm Up with Flaming Foods. Enjoy! -AA

Spicy Kebabs

500grams good quality lean ground beef (minced)

1 medium onion, very finely chopped

1 egg, beaten with a pinch of salt

Tomato ketchup

Curry paste (any sort in jar)

Soy sauce

Flour - I use brown rice flour, could be wheat

Put minced meat in food mixer, sprinkle with soy sauce, add huge dollop tomato ketchup, two or three teaspoons of curry paste, more if liked really spicy/hot. Mix. Add the egg, mix and keep mixing on slow until you’ve added enough flour to make a non-sloppy mix suitable to be moulded into shapes. I like shapes the size of a fat little finger, other members of my family like flattened little circles about an inch and a half in diameter.

Fry gently in hot but not burning oil, turning 2 or 3 times till cooked through. Drain on paper towels. Wonderful eaten hot. Can eat with sweet mango chutney, tomato ketchup, or just on their own. They freeze brilliantly and they can be used with a curry sauce. Very versatile.

Denise Dietz is the author of the Ellie Bernstein/Lt. Peter Miller “diet club” mystery series. Also, Footprints in the Butter - an Ingrid Beaumont Mystery costarring Hitchcock the Dog, and Eye of Newt. Her alter ego, Mary Ellen Dennis, is the author of The Landlord’s Black-Eyed Daughter (inspired by the Alfred Noyes poem “The Highwayman”), Stars of Fire, and Heaven’s Thunder – A Colorado Saga (May, 2011). Although Deni’s mysteries take place in Colorado , she and Mary Ellen live in a heritage cottage on Vancouver Island and are both owned by a chocolate Labrador retriever named Magic. Visit http://www.denisedietz.com or http://www.maryellen.com for book information, including excerpts.


Molly MacRae said...

I recently started using Thai red curry paste in a jar - wonderful stuff! I've put it in falafal and used it as a spicy sandwich spread. Your kebab recipe sounds like another great use for it. Thanks!

Jacqueline Seewald said...

Just the kind of food my husband loves! The more spicy the better!