People have been cooking meat on swords, sticks, skewers—you name it—over open fires for centuries. Skewering meat keeps it together, making it easier to grill, and let's face it, more fun to eat. In Middle Eastern cuisine, skewers come in the form of kebabs, either comprised of whole chunks of meat or ground meat formed around a skewer, such as Lebanese kofta. Some of our favorite Southeast Asian recipes are also skewers, including the famous satay, which can be found in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand. Beyond these, we also have Filipino barbecue skewers, Romanian beef kebabs, and so much more—check out all our favorite skewered meat recipes below.