Lamb Shish Kebab

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Shish kebab, one of the most popular meat dishes in the Middle East, was probably invented centuries ago by soldiers or mountain tribesmen who impaled bits of meat on their swords to roast over wood fires.

Variation—For chicken shish kebab, substitute 1/2 lemon juice for the wine and 1 medium yellow onion for the large onion, add three crushed peeled garlic cloves and 1 tsp. ground sumac for the marinade in step 1, and substitute 2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breast cut into 1" cubes for the lamb. Proceed with recipe, grilling chicken skewers for 6-8 minutes.