Our Kyrgyz and Turkish friends invited us on a shashlik grill-out last month, just in time to enjoy the last bit of fall before colder weather crept in. We drove out of the city, not far from the mountains, and set up camp. The three guys set to work on the shashlik, while the kids played soccer and ventured down by the river to toss rocks.
At long last, it was time to dig in! Alihan tested it out for us first. The verdict: very tasty. We had chicken, lamb, and liver shashlik, with salads and fruit to complement the meal. We all ate to our hearts' content and still had leftovers.
A perfect fall day!