Venison shish kebabs with syrian desert truffles and purple onions

Venison shish kebabs with syrian desert truffles and purple onions

By
From
Saha
Serves
4
Photographer
Matt Harvey

It was desert truffle season during our visit to Syria and they appeared on menus all over the country.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
500ml water
100ml dry white wine
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 lemon, juiced
2 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
3 sprigs thyme
pinch salt
8 syrian desert truffles
800g venison topside, round or rump
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
2 purple onions, cut into large dice
50ml olive oil
salt
lemon juice, squeezed

Method

  1. To prepare the truffles, put the water, wine, oil, lemon juice, garlic, thyme and salt into a saucepan and bring to the boil. Drop in the truffles and bring back to the boil. Remove from the heat and leave the truffles to sit in the hot stock for 10 minutes. When cool enough to handle, cut each truffle in half.
  2. Cut the meat into 2 cm cubes and put it into a large mixing bowl. Mix together the cumin, cinnamon and white pepper and sprinkle over the venison. Toss to coat evenly.
  3. When ready to cook, heat your barbecue or griddle pan as high as possible. Put 4 pieces of venison on each skewer, alternating with pieces of onion and truffle. You should allow 2 skewers per person. Brush them with oil and season very lightly with salt. Put the skewers on the barbecue or griddle and cook for 1 minute on each side, so that the meat is medium-rare and the onions start to caramelise. Just before removing them from the heat, squeeze on the lemon juice.
  4. Serve, Arabic style, in warm pocket bread with chopped tomatoes, onions, parsley and a dusting of sumac.
Tags:
Saha
Malouf
Lucy
Greg
Lebanon
Lebanese
Syria
Syrian
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