Categories Lamb Mutton & Beef

Recipe: Turkish Shish Kebabs with Garlicky Tahini

Turkish Shish Kebabs

Turkish Shish Kebabs with Garlicky Thiani Recipe

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Bushrah @Recipestable


  • For Garlicky Thaini Sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 7 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons water

For Turkish Shish Kebabs Marinade

  • 6 garlic cloves crushed
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried mint
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • salt to taste
  • For Shish Kebabs
  • 1 pound boneless lamb meat cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 small bunch of fresh mint
  • 1 large red onion cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 large yellow bell pepper cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 large green bell pepper cut into 2-inch pieces
  • Vegetable oil for brushing

For Serving

  • Lemon wedges and pita bread



    To Make Garlikcy Thaini Sauce

    • Mash garlic and salt in a medium bowl using the back of a spoon until a paste forms. Whisk in Tahini, lemon juice and water.
    • Cover and refrigerate for up to 5 days.

    To Make Turkish Shish Kebabs

    • Pour all the marinade ingredients all over the lamb cubes & toss to coat. Cover it with plastic wrap and allow it to marinate at least fro 3 hours or preferably overnight in the refrigerator.
    • The following day let it sit at room temperature for 1 hour before cooking.
    • Thread the lamb cubes on the skewers, placing 1 fresh mint leaf between the pieces of meat, Skewer alternate pieces of onion and bell peppers.
    • Brush with olive oil.
    • Preheat your barbecue or oven grill.
    • Place the skewers on the rack. Grill the lamb and vegetables over a medium hot heat.
    • Make sure to turn the skewers so that all sides of the lamb are cooked equally for a total 10 minutes per side.
    • Let the kebabs stand for 2 minutes, then serve. ENJOY!


    Serving Suggestions:
    Serve with the lemon wedges, Garlicky Tahini,and pita bread.

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