Shish Kebabs have been a wonderful, easy method of cooking for centuries, yet they are as fresh a recipe today as when first created. Simple, and delicious and wonderful served en flambee.

Shish Kebab
Recipe type: Marinades
Serves: 24
  • Marinade:
  • 1/4 Cup olive oil
  • 1/2 onion; minced
  • 8 cloves garlic; finely minced
  • 1/4 Cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3 teaspoons minced fresh dill weed, or
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill weed
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed dried hot chilies
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 pounds lean boneless lamb; cut into 1" chunks
  • 1 large onion; cut into wedges
  • 1 small eggplant; cut into 1" chunks
  • 12 small fresh mild to hot chilies
  • 2 ripe but firm tomatoes; cut into wedges
  1. Mix all of the marinade ingredients together. Add all of the remaining ingredients and toss lightly with the marinade; refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  2. When ready to cook, thread the meat and vegetables alternately onto skewers and grill about 4 inches from the coals.
  3. Turn frequently and paint with extra marinade during cooking. Cook to desired doneness.
This is a good cook saving party dish.

Yield: 16 to 24 skewers.

Serve hot.

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