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where can I find wide flat metal skewers for grilling?

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trueblu Jul 27, 2010 02:47 PM

I want to grill Iranian-style kabab at home, and for koobideh, one needs a wide (say 2/3 - 1 inch), flat skewer. I've looked at a few random places, but not sure where one might find these. Has anyone seen them at Arax or elsewhere?

thanks,

tb

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    trueblu Jul 27, 2010 04:46 PM

    Thanks...I suspected Arax might be the best bet -- I'll give them a shot.

    Re: TJ Maxx etc, unfortunately, I don't think they'll carry this sort of specialty item...but thanks for the suggestion. Re: using two thin skewers -- for this sort of dish that just won't work (the meat will just fall off/ disintegrate), but nice thought!

    tb

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      Zereh Jul 27, 2010 04:09 PM

      I've had some good luck finding kitchen stuff at discount stores like TJ Maxx, Ross or Marshalls. etc. The thing is you kind of just have to grab it when you see it because it can be hit or miss when looking for something specific.

      If you can't find them wide enough for what you need (and I can't say that I've ever seen one with that kind of width) you can always use two of the skinny regular sized ones side-by-side.

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        Madrid Jul 27, 2010 03:40 PM

        got some at Arax years ago. Not sure what they have now...haven't been lucky enough to go back recently, since I adopted a special needs child!

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          Jenny Ondioline Jul 27, 2010 04:31 PM

          Third Arax, and if they don't have them, they can certainly tell you who does.

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          cpingenot Jul 27, 2010 03:08 PM

          It's been a while, but I do believe I've seen them before at Arax. That would definitely be my first place to check, and if they don't have them they might point you in the right direction.

          I don't know where you are, but if you're in the city, you might try the halal butchers at Haymarket too.

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