Hi Everyone to celebrate the premier of my TV show “Kanta’s Kitchen” on Zambezi Magic, DStv channel 160; I decided to share this Shish Kebab recipe, from my first episode. Shish kebabs are a quick and different way to serve meat at dinner, a party or a barbecue (braai). They are delicious and you can use any meat; from beef, pork, lamb or chicken. Throw in any spices to marinate, add a variety of fresh veggies and you have one seriously tasty dish. Shish Kebabs can be cooked in the grill or on the braai stand; so I see no reason why we cannot enjoy them all year round.
Cooking time: 10 mins
- 3 tbsp soy sauce
- Salt & pepper to taste
- 2 tbsp garlic powder
- 2 tbsp paprika
- Vegetable oil
- 3 bell peppers; 1 Yellow, 1 green and 1 red pepper
- 1 large red onion
- 1kg Beef, cubed
- 1 whole lettuce, chopped
- ½ a Cucumber, chopped
- 2 Spring onions, chopped
- 3 tbsp of vinegar, lemon juice or mayonnaise
- Salt & Pepper
First marinate the meat with; soy sauce, paprika, garlic powder and salt to taste – mix well. Cover the bowl of meat with cling film or foil and leave it overnight in the fridge, to soak in the flavours.
Preheat the grill to a medium high heat
Using metal or wooden skewers, place the marinated meat, chopped peppers and onions onto the skewers, in an alternating fashion, to make each kebab bright and colourful.
Lightly brush the kebabs with vegetable oil, and add a bit of pepper for that extra kick. Place them in the grill for 10 minutes. Remember to turn them over halfway through, to cook on both sides. Be sure not to overcook them because we want our kebabs to be nice, juicy and tender.
In a bowl mix together, your lettuce, cucumbers and spring onions for your salad. Add vinegar, lemon juice, or mayonnaise; salt and pepper to taste and mix well. You can also have any side dish with these kebabs e.g. rice or potato salad.
Serve hot with your side dish of salad, rice or potato salad. This is the perfect dish for a barbecue/braai and will go down a treat with your guests. Enjoy!