These expert tips will help you achieve the perfect balance of flavours.
16 May 2013 - 1:06 PM  UPDATED 6 Sep 2013 - 9:31 AM


Kebab mixture

To achieve the best results when making kebabs, 'beat' the minced meat mixture well with your hand until it is a smooth paste. This not only combines the ingredients but also makes it easier to shape and stops them falling apart.

Low-fat kebabs

Turkey kofta is a good alternative for those who are avoiding red meat or want a healthier alternative to the traditional kebab.

Kebab skewers

A set of metal kebab skewers are essential if you are going to try making kebabs at home. The long metal skewer is somewhat akin to a needle, with a sharp point at one end for skewering the meat and an eye at the other end for ease of holding the skewer when removing meat. You can also purchase disposable wooden skewers for the purpose but metal are preferable. If you are going to use wooden skewers, be sure to soak them in water for ten minutes first so they don’t burn.