Monday, 26 May 2008
At a glance
To make the paste, combine all the ingredients, except the oil, in a blender or food processor and with the motor running, slowly add just enough of the oil to form a paste.
Combine all the ingredients for the kifto in a bowl and mix well. Form into small balls, slightly elongated, and place on skewers.
Grill over a medium hot fire for about 8 minutes until cooked through. Cut open a sample to check for doneness.
Berbere is both the Ethiopian name for chiles and an incredibly powerful paste made from chiles and numerous spices that are used in nearly all Ethiopian dishes. Tribal customs dictate that the berbere is served over warm, fresh raw meat called kifto. But there’s no way we’re going to serve raw meat in a barbecue book, so we grill the kifto! Bebere is also an excellent treatment for chicken wings on the grill.