How to make shish kabobs

How to make shish kabobs recipe

How to make shish kabobs recipe?

Shish kabobs recipe is a very fast cooking dish that takes a little time; let’s say 8 to 10 minutes of grilling from both the sides. Shish kabobs recipe considered to be a dish that is marinated at first step and then grilled to cook.

Any meat that you like to put on skewers makes the shish kabobs a different at the taste. Like in this recipe I have tried out beef that is considered to be a tough challenge for anyone.

In fact, chicken is perfect and known to adjust with the skewers for a great taste. You can also use minced boneless lamb to make the shish kabobs but I love the taste of beef that is why I like to cook with beef sometimes.

Maybe the other reason is my family is loved to eat the kebab dishes so I try not to bore them serving same old chicken grilled dishes.

As a variation, I try to choose different meat like lamb and beef but I have had a hard time with pork. It is very challenging to make any kebab recipe using pork.

How to make shish kabobs
by Swati M.

How to make shish kabobs recipe

  • Course Main Course
  • Cuisine Amercian
  • Keyword How to make shish kabobs recipe

If you want to know how to make shish kabobs recipe then believe me you have stopped by a perfect place to learn the tastiest shish kabobs. A stick holding on meat is kind of word that explain the universal acceptance of this juicy, delicious and flavorful dish.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 12 Skewers (large)
Calories 290 kcal


Marinade ingredients

  • 1 red onion sliced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 1 cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup of red wine

Ingredients for kabobs

  • 3 lbs or 11/2 kilogram of beef cut into 11/2 cubes
  • 3 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoon of ground green cardamom
  • 2 green bell peppers
  • 2 red bell peppers
  • 1 large red onion cubed
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon of allspice powder
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika


  1. If using wooden skewers take 10 skewers and soak them in water 30 minutes prior to cook so it will help cooking process easy.
  2. Take a small mixing bowl and add all the spices. Mix them together. On beef cubes rub the spices mixture evenly on all sides so it gets well seasoned.

  3. To prepare the marinade take a deep dish and add the olive oil, red onions, lemon juice and red wine. Add the beef cubes into this marinade and using your hands mix them gently with the marinade. Cover and shift this to a refrigerator to marinate for 4 hours or overnight.

  4. On the next day or after 4 hours take the deep dish out from the refrigerator 1 hour prior to cook.

  5. Use a gas grill and grease some oil and heat it on very high flame for 10 minutes. Don't discard the remaining marinade.

  6. Dealing one skewer at a time thread each skewer with the beef cubes, red onion, green and red pepper.

  7. Season it with the ground black pepper then shift the skewers on the grill to make shish kabobs. While grilling the kabob cook it for 8 minutes to 10 minutes and flip midway through. During the cooking process brush with some the reserved marinade for a couple of times.

  8. Discard the skewers right away from the flame and transfer it to a serving platter. Garnish the kabobs with cilantro leaves then serve it hot.

If you cook or learn how to make shish kabobs recipe then you will find the marinade ingredients a little astonishing. The most spices and herbs used here is just for adding flavor to the beef and paprika brings a really good texture after it is cooked finally.

You need to have plenty of time to pierce into the beef chunks before you for marinating process. It also adds the spices and herbs flavor inside out to the beef chunks.

If you cut your beef chunks into 1 1/2 inches cubes then this is perfect to grill on a very high flame. You can flip for a few times if you are afraid it is not going to cook inside as well outside.

But I am very satisfied with cooking each side for 10 minutes and it really gives me a great texture as well a tender and nice cooked shish kabobs recipe.

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