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The Original Shish Barak

Shish barak is a middle eastern dish of meat-stuffed dumplings in a cream or yogurt sauce. It has been part of Arab cuisine for centuries, even appearing in a culinary book as far back as the 1400s. Its true origins before that are not quite known, being present in pre-Islamic Persia by the name of josh para (boil a bit) or gosh e-barreh (lamb's ear), and also resembling the Chinese dumplings and Russian pelmeni. Some people write that it comes from the Turkish/Ottoman Empir