Kebabs are various cooked meat dishes, with their origins in Middle Eastern cuisine. Many variants are popular around the world.
In most English-speaking countries, a kebab is commonly the internationally-known shish kebab or shashlik, though outside of North America a kebab may be the ubiquitous fast-food doner kebab or its variants. In contrast, in Indian English and in the languages of the Middle East, other parts of Asia, and the Muslim world, a kebab is any of a wide variety of grilled meat dishes. Some dishes ultimately derived from Middle Eastern kebab may have different names in their local languages, such as the Chinese chuanr.
Although kebabs are often cooked on a skewer, many types of kebab are not. Kebab dishes can consist of cut up or ground meat or seafood, sometimes with fruits and vegetables; cooked on a skewer over a fire, or like a hamburger on a grill, baked in a pan in an oven, or as a stew; and served with various accompaniments according to each recipe. The traditional meat for kebabs is most often mutton or lamb, but regional recipes may include beef, goat, chicken, fish, or more rarely due to religious prohibitions, pork.

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  1. rascal

    Value buys

    We get from our supermarket ( countdown) three trays of 8 kebabs, soy sauce flavoured, tandoori flavour, and satay flavour, we had these for bbq on Sunday. Weighing it up I thought that’s dam cheap, so we split the three trays up in half and froze in lots of four. I used four tonight for my...
  2. Hungry Man

    Recipe & Video Beyti Kebab Rolls (Turkish Beyti Kebab)

    Turkish Beyti Kebab View: Ingredients: 600 g lamb meat (shoulder and belly / ribs), minced 1 red paprika pepper 3 cloves garlic 1/4 bunch parsley 4 tsp pul biber (chili flakes) 3 tsp salt ½ tsp black pepper 1 tsp paprika powder 1 tbsp tomato paste Lavash bread...
  3. Yorky

    Recipe Prawn Kebabs with Honey and Lime

    Ingredients 3 tblsp Honey Juice and zest of a lime 1 tblsp Olive oil 2 tsp pureed garlic 1⁄2 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder 1⁄2 tsp Salt 16 large prawns, peeled and deveined Method Mix the honey, lime zest and juice, olive oil, garlic, chili powder and salt in a saucepan and bring to the boil...
  4. Hungry Man

    Recipe & Video Tavuk Şiş - Turkish Style Chicken Shish Kebab

    Chicken Shish Kebab View: Ingredients: 1 kg chicken thighs, de-boned 2 cloves of garlic 1 onion (pureed) 2 tsp chili flakes 1 tsp turmeric ½ tsp black pepper ½ tsp dried thyme 1 tsp cumin 2 tbsp yogurt ½ lemon (juice) 2 tbsp olive oil 1 tsp salt 1 tsp tomato...
  5. Hungry Man

    Recipe & Video Turkish Doner Kebab - No Rotisserie, Easy Stovetop version

    How to make Turkish Doner on Stovetop View: Ingredients: 500 g lamb (foreshank / belly) 500 g beef (round) 100 - 200 g lamb fat (adjust depending on the fat content of the lamb) 1 onion (juice only) 100 ml full fat milk 1 tsp black pepper 2 tsp salt Tomatoes...
  6. Hungry Man

    Recipe & Video Lamb Sweetbread Kebabs

    Grilled Lamb Sweetbreads - Turkish Sweetbread Kebabs View: Ingredients: 500 g lamb sweetbreads 2 tsp cumin 2 tsp chili flakes 2 tsp paprika powder 1 tsp dried thyme 1 cup yogurt 3 tbsp olive oil 2 tsp salt Roasted tomatoes and lavash to serve Instructions...
  7. Hungry Man

    Recipe & Video Turkish Islim Kebab (Toothpick Kebab)

    Eggplant Wrap Meatballs - How to make Islim Kebab (Turkish Toothpick Kebab) View: Ingredients: 500 g ground beef 2- 3 medium size eggplants 1 small onion (pulp only) ½ cup breadcrumbs 1 tbsp chopped parsley 2 cloves of garlic 1 tsp chili flakes 1 tsp black...
  8. Hungry Man

    Recipe & Video Bodrum Kebab - Turkish Çökertme Kebab

    Cokertme Kebab View: Ingredients: 400 g beef (entrecote or any good quality steak) 2 onion (juice) ½ cup milk 2 potatoes 1 cup yogurt 1 clove of garlic 2 tomatoes 1 tbsp tomato paste 1 tbsp butter 2 tbsp olive oil 1 tsp paprika powder 1 tsp thyme Salt to taste...
  9. Hungry Man

    Recipe & Video Turkish Kilis Tava - Oven Baked Kebab

    Turkish Kilis Tava - Oven Baked Kebab View: Ingredients: 500 g lamb (preferably loin or flank, medium fat content) 1 eggplant 4 green chilies (2 for garnish) 2 red chilies or sweet paprika pepper 1 head of fresh garlic Parsley (1/2 cup, chopped) 2 tsp salt 2...
  10. Hungry Man

    Recipe & Video Turkish Style Oven Grilled Liver Skewers - Ciger Shish Kebab

    View: Turkish Liver Skewers - Ciger Shish Kebab Ingredients: 500 g, calf’s liver (or lamb liver) 150 g lamb fat (preferably rib fat) 2 tsp cumin 2 tsp chili flakes 1 tsp sumak 2 tsp paprika powder Garnish: ½ onion 1 tomato (thinly sliced) Chopped parsley (1/4...
  11. rascal

    Combinations please?

    I bought a bag of large prawns for kebabs on Sunday. I've never made these before as I'm the only seafood person in my family. But we have two,other guests that love seafood. I have lemons from my trees but what combo goes with large juicy fat prawns please? I make chicken kebabs and pair it...
  12. caseydog

    Recipe Italian Sausage, peppers and onions kebabs

    Like most Italian Americans, I love Italian sausage, peppers and onions. My favorite way to make it, just happens to be kebabs over charcoal and wood. No real recipe. Italian sausage (hot or sweet, your choice). Bell peppers. Onions. I skewer everything and drizzle with olive oil, and season...
  13. ElizabethB

    Metal Skewers or Wood Skewers for Kebabs?

    Do you use metal skewers or wood skewers for kebabs? I use wood skewers. Soaked before using to keep them from burning on the grill. I had a collection of stainless skewers that I donated to a local charity thrift shop. Metal skewers heat up quickly and over cook the inside of the food...
  14. Morning Glory

    Cookingbites Dish of the Month (March): Kebabs

    This month's dish is 'Kebabs'. We are interpreting this in the widest sense to include any definition of kebab, from skewered pieces of meat, fish and/or vegetables to the classic shish kebab made from minced meat. The kebab can be cooked on an outdoor grill or barbecue or using an indoor grill...
  15. Morning Glory

    Recipe Chicken and Pepper Kebabs with Saffron & Kewra

    This recipe is really easy to do and looks pretty. Kewra water is made from the extract distilled from the flower of the Pandanus plant and is very aromatic. It can be easily obtained from Indian stores in the UK and some supermarkets. If you can’t find it you could use rose water. For a...
  16. CraigC


    Everyone has seen those skewers with all the colorful vegetables and meat put on in series. I've even had a few people tell me they have it down to a science to cut every thing to a size for even cooking.:headshake:I say, you need to cook each item on its own skewer to insure even cooking! What...
  17. Yorky

    Recipe Honey and lime glazed prawn kebabs

    Ingredients 3 tblsp Honey Juice and zest of a lime 1 tblsp Olive oil 2 tsp Pureed garlic ½ tsp Chili powder ½ tsp Salt 16 Large prawns, peeled and deveined. Method Mix the honey, lime zest and juice, olive oil, garlic, chili powder and salt in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Simmer for...
  18. C

    Recipe Mince Kebabs

    You will need: 1lb(0.5kg) Minced Lamb Two onions 1/2lb(0.25kg) of Button mushrooms Three tomatoes One green pepper 1/2lb(0.25kg) oatmeal Two eggs Method Beat the eggs, add the oatmeal and mix well Add the mince, mixing until a thick dough. With your now clean hands, form the mix into balls...
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