Did you know that Turkey is home to some of the most scrumptious kebabs in the world? Over the years, some of their kebab recipes have gained popularity among Europeans. In fact, you can find many kebab shops and food carts around the continent from UK to the streets of Berlin in Germany. In the USA also, kebab has become a common dish and has been winning the taste of Americans along with the rest of the world.
Kebabs are either skewered or served in slices. ‘Doner kebabs’ are usually served with bread or pita wrapper along with vegetables as sandwiches. Such kebabs are usually sold in restaurants and food carts while kebab on skewers is the most common in restaurants and at home. If you are a meat lover, you should have Turkish kebab on skewers on your food list.
Here are the top 5 Turkish kebab skewers you should definitely try:
1. Shish Kebab:
The famous shish kebab,
or the grilled meat kebab on skewers,
That can be considered as the most loved Turkish kebab skewers in the UK and USA.
‘Shish’ comes from the Turkish word ‘şiş’ which means ‘sword’ or ‘skewer’.
Add the word ‘Kebab’ which is derived from a Persian word ‘for grilling.’
This is a very classic dish.
It is served without vegetables and cooked over fiery coals.
2. Çöp Şiş
This may come as a shocking surprise.
Because ‘Çöp Şiş’ literally means ‘shish made out of garbage’.
But there is nothing to worry about,
Since this favorite Turkish kebab on skewers is not made from any garbage!
It is actually made from richly marinated scraps of lamb meat.
And fat after preparing the actual kebab meat cuts.
The mixture of black pepper, oregano and olive oil gives the garlic and tomato bathe meat a very distinct taste.
3. Adana Kebab:
‘Adana Kebab’ or ‘Adana Kebabi’ is named after its place of origin.
Adana, the fifth largest city in Turkey.
The city is also known as one of Turkey’s ‘kebab cities’ which makes ‘Adana kebabi’.
It’s one of the most loved Turkish kebab skewers.
Adana kebab is basically a beef and lamb kebab on skewers.
The meat is ground and mixed together with onion, garlic and other spices like red pepper and paprika.
And then wrapped around large and flat metallic skewers.
The meat juice binds the meat together.
Once cooked, the meat is removed from the skewers and is then served with some grilled vegetables.
4. Turkish Chicken Kebab on Skewers:
Turkey also has their own chicken kebab on skewers.
This Turkish kebab skewer is known as ‘Tavuk’ or ‘piliç’ shish kebab.
Since a ‘shish kebab’ is very particular with meat.
And the chicken’s breast or dark meat is used.
The chicken meat is marinated in a mixture of milk or yoghurt, olive oil and spices.
If you want it spicier, another version of the recipe has red pepper paste added into the mixture.
5. Turkish Eggplant Kebab:
For a veggie twist on Turkish kebab skewers,
You need to try the ‘Patlıcanlı Kebabı’ or the ‘Turkish Eggplant Kebab.’
Köfte or Turkish meatballs usually be speated with some eggplants slices.
You can use bamboo or metal skewers to do that.
Before placing on the grill or baking in an oven,
olive oil need to be brushed on this kebabs on skewer.