Kebabs are various cooked meat dishes, with their origins in Middle Eastern cuisine. Many variants are popular around the world. In most English-speaking countries, a kebab may be the classic shish kebab or shashlik –
Kebabs are various cooked meat dishes, with their origins in Middle Eastern cuisine. Many variants are popular around the world.
In most English-speaking countries, a kebab may be the classic shish kebab or shashlik – small cubes of meat cooked on a skewer – or, outside of North America where it is better known as gyros, the more recent and now-ubiquitous fast-food doner kebab. By contrast, in Indian English and in the languages of the Middle East, other parts of Asia, and the Muslim world, a kebab is any of a wide variety of grilled meat dishes. Some dishes ultimately derived from Middle Eastern kebab may have different names in their local languages, such as the Chinese chuan.
Kebabs consist of cut up or ground meat, sometimes with vegetables, and various other accompaniments according to the specific recipe. Although kebabs are typically cooked on a skewer over a fire, some kebab dishes are baked in a pan in an oven or prepared as a stew such as tas kebab. The traditional meat for kebabs is most often mutton or lamb, but regional recipes may include beef, goat, chicken, fish, or more rarely due to religious prohibitions, pork.
Sesame Steak Kebabs With Red Pepper
For the marinade:
- 500 ml soya sauce
- 30 ml sesame oil
- 5 ml ginger (crushed)
- 5 ml garlic (crushed)
- 900 g fillet (cubed 4cmx4cm)
- 30 ml sesame seeds
- 1 large red pepper (cut into cubes)
- 12 skewer sticks
To make the marinade whisk together the soya, sesame oil, ginger and garlic
Place the fillet cubes in a bowl, pour over the marinade and set aside for 20 minutes
Make the kebabs by placing one piece of red pepper on the skewer, followed by two cubes of fillet, one red pepper, two cubes of fillet and ending with a red pepper
Grill the kebabs on the braai or griddle pan in a little oil, ensuring to cook each side for 2 minutes
Sprinkle the sesame seeds over the kebabs