Spicy Char-grilled Kofta Shish Kebab

Yield: 4 portions

Dry old bread slices, crusts removed 4
Ground lamb 2 lb.
Small Spanish onion, grated 1/2
Garlic cloves, minced 4
Eggs 2
Cumin, ground 1 Tbsp.
Turkish red pepper 2 tsp.
Sumac, ground 1 tsp.
Paprika 1 tsp.
Italian parsley, finely chopped 1/4 cup
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. To make kofta, soak bread in cold water briefly, squeeze excess water and add remaining ingredients. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
  2. Divide meat into 4 portions and form into sausage shape on flat metal skewers. Grill 5 to 8 minutes until cooked through. Remove skewers, slice and serve with pilaf or couscous.