Kebab Recipes From Around the World

Beef, Pork, Lamb, Chicken, Fish, and Vegetables on a Skewer

Kebabs, or meat on a stick, is one of the most popular and deliciously simple grilled foods. You'll find them a part of many cuisines around the world and recreate them on your grill. They are quick and easy to grill, and just as easy to eat, whether you are looking for something to prepare for guests or a simple summer evening supper. You can stick most anything on a skewer whether you are grilling traditional meat or making vegetarian kebabs.

When you grill meat kebabs, you can grill vegetable kebabs at the same time to round out the meal. Or, pair the meat kebabs with a green salad, cole slaw, Greek salad, and rice or baked potatoes. You can also choose traditional sides from the various international cuisines.

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    Beef Kebabs

    Beef kabobs
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    This kebab recipe works well because all of the skewered ingredients (top sirloin, onions, green pepper, and pineapple) will be cooked to perfection at the same time. The marinade not only adds flavor but keeps the small pieces of top sirloin from drying out.

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    Vegetable Kebabs

    Vegetable Kebabs
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    Colorful vegetable kebabs can be a vegetarian meal all in themselves or a perfect side to your grilled chicken or steak. Mix up the colors and it will look as impressive as it tastes. It's a great way to enjoy your summer garden produce or what you bought at the farmers market.

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    Ground Lamb on Skewers

    Ground Lamb on Skewers
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    In this traditional Middle Eastern recipe, the trick is getting the meat to hold onto the skewers. Be gentle with them. As they cook, the meat will harden and hold fast. You can serve these lamb kebabs by themselves of with a grilled pita and yogurt sauce.

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    Tikka Boti

    Tikka Boti
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    A popular South Asian dish, these kebabs are tender, fragrant, and filled with flavor. The minced papaya is used to tenderize the meat but does not present a fruit-like taste to the finished product. Use long metal skewers to prepare this dish and adjust the spiciness to suit your palate. You can also substitute the beef with lamb, chicken, pork, or even vegetables.

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    Moroccan Fish Kebabs

    Moroccan Fish Kebabs
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    These fish kebabs are coated in a balanced combination of Moroccan spices before you skewer and grill them. They are an extremely flavorful but not overly spicy way to enjoy white fish. They go well with rice and more grilled vegetables or salad.

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    Chicken Tikka Kebabs

    Chicken Tikka Kebabs
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    This is a traditional Indian recipe for grilling chicken. The rich marinade gives the chicken breasts a lot of flavor. Grill these kebabs hot and fast and you'll have a delicious meal. Serve with rice or chapati, raita, and vegetables.

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    Chicken Yakitori

    Chicken Yakitori
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    Yakitori are traditional style Japanese kebabs usually served by street vendors accompanied by a nice cold beer. That sounds like a perfect appetizer from your grill.

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    Greek Lamb Kebabs With Pita and Tzatziki Sauce

    Greek Style Lamb Kabobs with Pita and Tzatziki Sauce
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    This great lamb recipe makes a fantastic pita sandwich. Keep your kebabs the length of your pita so you can simply slide the skewer off into your sandwich.

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    Thai Beef Kebabs

    Thai Beef Satay
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    These beef kebabs are tender and delicious after hours of marinating in a combination of Asian seasonings. You can make them as spicy as you want to meet your tastes.

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    Apple Butter Barbecue Pork Kebabs

    Apple Butter Barbecue Pork Kebabs
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    Baste boneless pork ribs with an apple butter barbecue sauce as they grill. This is a quick and delicious recipe you can enjoy for any occasion. Pair it with rice and a side salad, cole slaw, or grilled vegetables for a great meal.