Shashlik is more or less what we call a Shish Kabob here in the US. Meat cooked over a fire on a skewer. This is the Russian equivalent of the All American grilled hamburger or hotdog. This is what the Russians serve at summer parties. There are many variations on the recipe, and it can be just meat, or a combination of meat and vegetables on the skewers, your imagination can be your guide.
Beef and lamb are the traditional meats, but pork can be used too. We made our skewers with a combination of beef, mushrooms, green and red peppers, red onions and cherry tomatoes.