Recipe: Turkish Shish Kebabs with Garlicky Tahini

Turkish Shish Kebabs

Turkish Shish Kebabs with Garlicky Thiani Recipe

  • 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

    1. 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.
    2. Cover and refrigerate for up to 5 days.

    To Make Turkish Shish Kebabs

    1. 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.
    2. The following day let it sit at room temperature for 1 hour before cooking.
    3. 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.
    4. Brush with olive oil.
    5. Preheat your barbecue or oven grill.
    6. Place the skewers on the rack. Grill the lamb and vegetables over a medium hot heat.
    7. Make sure to turn the skewers so that all sides of the lamb are cooked equally for a total 10 minutes per side.
    8. 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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