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Sultan's Kitchen Spicy Char-Grilled
Kofta Shish Kebab



  • 4 dry old bread slices, crusts removed
  • 2 pounds ground lamb
  • 1/2 small Spanish onion, grated
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon cumin, ground
  • 1 teaspoon Turkish red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sumac, ground
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 cup Italian parsley, finely chopped
  • 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.
  2. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Divide meat into 4 portions and form into sausage shape on flat metal skewers.
  4. Grill for 5 to 8 minutes until cooked through.
  5. Remove skewers, slice and serve with pilaf or couscous.

Yield: 4 portions

Posted by CookinMom at Recipe Goldmine May 29, 2001.

Source: Chef Ozcan Ozan, Sultan's Kitchen, Boston, Massachusetts

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