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This site is designed to help you if you are looking for ethnic recipes or meal ideas from around the globe. You can search for a recipe (using the search box on the right) or use the drop down menus at the top of the page which include region, country, base ingredient or "pot luck"

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Lamb Shish Kebab

Kebabs are versatile enough to serve to guests or family, vegetarian or meat-lovers. Try this shish kebab with rice pilav or pita bread and salad.
For US to UK equivalents see this rough guide

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 kg ground lamb
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 tomatoes, chopped


In a bowl squash meat with olive oil and lemon juice, add bay leaves and yogurt. Keep in the fridge for 5-6 hours to marinade.

Add the chopped onions and chopped tomatoes, mix well. Arrange the meat to the skewers.

Grill or broil until the meat is fully cooked and turns golden brown.

Serve hot with rice or pita.

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For US to UK equivalents for food weights and measurements see this rough guide

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