- Sadia Behzad
Travel the World Through Food (7): Turkish Lamb Kebabs
Call it a kebab, kabob, or kofta, the fact remains that it's delicious, tender, and flavorsome.
From Turkey to Iran to the Indian subcontinent, each country has its own unique method of preparing and grilling the meat.
The cooking technique may vary, but the technique revolves around a marinade made of lemon juice, olive oil, yogurt, onions, ginger-garlic paste, and a spice mix of ground cinnamon, ground cumin, paprika, red pepper flakes, salt, and finely ground black pepper.
The recipe we follow at Back to Grills, is for classic Turkish meat kebabs, which calls for the addition of pistachio nuts too, for an extra layer of flavor and richness.
Served on grilled pita bread cut into quarters, with shredded lettuce, tomato slices, lemon wedges, mint chutney, and walnut yogurt dip on the side, our Turkish lamb kebabs are truly a delicacy made to perfection!