Tandoori chicken, beef satay, yakitori, shawarma, shashlik, souvlaki, pinchos, glazed halloumi and doner... The possibilities are endless when it comes to kebabs. They're quick and easy to grill and just as simple to eat. You can stick almost anything on a skewer, which is why they're the perfect warm-weather eats, whether you're feasting outdoors or indoors.
Let's be honest, with summer in full force, we've all got one thing on our minds - barbecues. Kebabs and skewers are the perfect way to serve up fun and fresh ingredient combinatons alongside your favourite salads, slaws, fries and corn. Douse them in barbecue sauce, drizzle them with chilli sauce or glaze them in a combination of maple and smoky paprika. Get creative and include marinated tofu puffs, cassava pieces, fresh prawns, salmon fillet and lettuce wedges.
However you choose to get your marinade on, don't forget that miso paste, sumac, tandoori spice and sriracha are only a handful of flavour-makers to transform simple skewers into taste sensations inspired by your favourite world cusines.
Our recipe for assembling an entire Chinese stir-fry on a kebab skewer will blow your mind. They're stacked with pieces of pork fillet, mangetout, water chestnuts and baby corn before being slathered in sesame oil, soy sauce, ginger and hoi sin sauce. The only things left are to grill and devour.
Remember, if you're using wooden skewers, soak them in water for 20 minutes before grilling to ensure they don't burn on the barbecue or griddle. Munch your way through our round up of delicious kebab recipes and pick the ones you want to try this week.