Sultan's Kitchen Spicy Char-Grilled Kofta Shish Kebab


  • 4 dry old bread slices, crusts removed
  • 2 lbs ground lamb
  • 1/2 small Spanish onion, grated
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp cumin, ground
  • 1 tsp Turkish red pepper
  • 1 tsp sumac, ground
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 cup Italian parsley, finely chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


To make kofta, soak bread in cold water briefly, squeeze excess water and add remaining ingredients. Refrigerate 30 minutes.

Divide meat into 4 portions and form into sausage shape on flat metal skewers. Grill 5 to 8 minutes until cooked through. Remove skewers, slice and serve with pilaf or couscous.

Makes 4

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