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)

Spiced Chicken and Tomato Kebabs (Jujeh Kabab)

A marinade of orange, cumin, and saffron flavors these juicy chicken and tomato kebabs.Todd Coleman
Thai Pork Satay (Muu Satay)

Thai Pork Satay (Muu Satay)

Coconut milk imbues this pork satay with a subtle sweetness.Todd Coleman

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) »Todd Coleman
Shish Kebab

Shish Kebab

This lamb kebab is adapted from a recipe in Anissa Helou's Mediterranean Street Food.Todd Coleman
Pork Kebabs with Cucumber-Mint Yogurt Sauce

Pork Kebabs with Cucumber-Mint Yogurt Sauce

Redolent of oregano and cinnamon, these pork kebabs owe their tenderness to a red wine marinade.André Baranowski

Mint & Aleppo Pepper Marinated Chicken Kebabs (Tavuk Kebabi)

Mint & Aleppo Pepper Marinated Chicken Kebabs (Tavuk Kebabi)
A thick, flavorful marinade of mint, Aleppo pepper, and Turkish sweet red pepper paste caramelizes on the outside of these grilled chicken kebabs.Laura Sant
Lebanese Beef Kebabs (Kafta)

Lebanese Beef Kebabs (Kafta)

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

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").Todd Coleman
Shrimp Satay (Satay Udang)

Shrimp Satay (Satay Udang)

Ground macadamia nuts enrich this spicy Singaporean-style shrimp satay. Get the recipe for Shrimp Satay (Satay Udang) »Todd Coleman
Spiced Chicken Kebabs with Garlic Yogurt Sauce (Shish Taouk)

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.Dylan + Jeni
Grilled Scallion Skewers (Kao Xiang Cong)

Grilled Scallion Skewers (Kao Xiang Cong)

Double-skewering scallions ensures they don't fall through grill grates and allows for easier basting and flipping.Todd Coleman
Reshmi Kebab

Reshmi Kebab

These fragrant chicken kebabs hail from North India.Todd Coleman

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 »Landon Nordeman

Pork Kebabs

Oregano and garlic give these grilled pork kebabs their signature flavor. See the recipe for Pork Kebabs »Todd Coleman
Persian Ground Meat and Onion Kebabs

Persian Ground Meat and Onion Kebabs

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