Kebab Recipes

Hand-held vehicles for succulent grilled meats, seafood, and vegetables, kebabs are perfect for no-fuss summer eating. Here are 15 of our favorite kebab recipes.

Spiced Chicken and Tomato Kebabs (Jujeh Kabab)

A marinade of orange, cumin, and saffron flavors these juicy chicken and tomato kebabs. Get the recipe for Spiced Chicken and Tomato Kebabs (Jujeh Kabab) »

Thai Pork Satay (Muu Satay)

Coconut milk imbues this pork satay with a subtle sweetness. Get the recipe for Thai Pork Satay (Muu Satay) »

Shashlik (Russian Lamb Kebab with Tomato-Prune Sauce)

Robust lamb and onion kebabs steeped in a tenderizing seltzer and vinegar marinade are paired with a sauce of tomatoes, prunes, and herbs. See the recipe for Shashlik (Russian Lamb Kebab with Tomato-Prune Sauce) »

Shish Kebab

This lamb kebab is adapted from a recipe in Anissa Helou’s Mediterranean Street Food. Get the recipe for Shish Kebab »

Pork Kebabs with Cucumber-Mint Yogurt Sauce

Redolent of oregano and cinnamon, these pork kebabs owe their tenderness to a red wine marinade. Get the recipe for Pork Kebabs with Cucumber-Mint Yogurt Sauce »

Mint & Aleppo Pepper Marinated Chicken Kebabs (Tavuk Kebabi)

Mint & Aleppo Pepper Marinated Chicken Kebabs (Tavuk Kebabi)

Lebanese Beef Kebabs (Kafta)

Sun-dried tomatoes and Aleppo peppers stud these Lebanese kebabs.

Spiedies

These tangy pork kebabs are rubbed with garlic and dry herbs, and basted with a vinegar wash. A regional favorite of New York State’s Southern Tier, their name derives from the Italian spiedino or spiedo (“skewer” and “spit”). Get the recipe for Spiedies »

Shrimp Satay (Satay Udang)

Ground macadamia nuts enrich this spicy Singaporean-style shrimp satay. Get the recipe for Shrimp Satay (Satay Udang) »

Spiced Chicken Kebabs with Garlic Yogurt Sauce (Shish Taouk)

Redolent of garlic, cumin, and mint, these Middle eastern chicken kebabs can be served with basmati rice or flatbread. Get the recipe for Spiced Chicken Kebabs with Garlic Yogurt Sauce (Shish Taouk) »

Grilled Scallion Skewers (Kao Xiang Cong)

Double-skewering scallions ensures they don’t fall through grill grates and allows for easier basting and flipping.

Reshmi Kebab

These fragrant chicken kebabs hail from North India.

Spiced Lamb Kebabs

Wide, flat metal skewers are ideal for grilling this style of ground-meat kebab. The spiced meat mixture can also be formed into patties if you don’t have skewers. See the recipe for Spiced Lamb Kebabs »

Pork Kebabs

Oregano and garlic give these grilled pork kebabs their signature flavor. See the recipe for Pork Kebabs »

Persian Ground Meat and Onion Kebabs

These kebabs are made of ground lamb and beef and seasoned with turmeric, paprika, and saffron.