Street Food Sunday: Fire Up The BBQ With A Scottish Cock-A-Leekie-Kebab

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Forget haggis, fill up your plate with a cock-a-leekie-kebab.

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Many would typically think of haggis when it comes to Scottish cuisine. Yes, it may be Scotland’s national dish, but the meaty pudding is something that many can find hard to stomach so instead, have a look beyond the pot and take your tastebuds to the Highlands.

Give your Aussie summer barbeque cook-off a touch of Scottish flavour with trying this easy cock-a-leekie-kebab recipe by renowned Scottish/Indian chef Tony Singh.

Cock-a-leekie-kebab recipe (serves 4)

Street Food Sunday: Fire Up The BBQ With A Scottish Cock-A-Leekie-Kebab
Source: Scotland.org

Ingredients

2 tbsp fresh lime juice

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4 garlic cloves

1 piece fresh ginger (2 inches)

2 green birds eye chillies, chopped

200mls plain greek yoghurt

1 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp ground coriander

1 tsp ground turmeric

2 tsp ground paprika

A few drops of red food colouring

20g pack fresh coriander, chopped

3 skinless chicken breasts cut into 5cm pieces (15 pieces in total)

2 large leeks

15 pitted prunes

Instructions

In a blender, purée the lime juice, garlic, ginger, and chillies.

Add the yoghurt, spices and colour and blend until smooth. Mix with the chicken pieces and leave over night, if possible. If not, your chicken will need at least 4 hours in the marinade. Separate the green and white parts of the leeks. Blanch the whites of the leeks in boiling water. Wrap the prunes in the green parts of the leeks. Thread the chicken, wrapped prunes and blanched leeks onto your prepared skewers.

NB: if you are using wooden skewers make sure you soak them so they don’t burn.

Heat the grill to a high heat and lightly oil the grates. Place the skewers on the grill.

Cover the grill and cook, turning occasionally until grill marks are visible and the chicken is cooked. If you do not have a grill, then you can use a very hot oven.

Serve with tamarind sauce.

Feature image: Scotland.org

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Street Food Sunday: Fire Up The BBQ With A Scottish Cock-A-Leekie-Kebab

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