Kebabs are an often-underrated summer food that can be wonderfully versatile. As braai-loving South Africans, chicken kebabs tend to be the most popular kebab choice. Whilst chicken kebabs are always good, there are so many other kebab recipe variations to get creative with.
Summer means a long season of braais ahead of us, so why not try kebab recipes with a twist to prevent getting bored with the same old choices. In this blog, we uncover our favourite easy kebab recipes that are guaranteed to leave you and the whole family satisfied and happy.
What Is A Kebab?
A kebab is a piece of meat, fish, chicken, or vegetable placed on a stick or a skewer and then roasted or grilled. Kebabs, otherwise lovingly known as “sosaties” in South Africa, can be made with a variety of different vegetables and fruits added to the meats to enhance the flavour combination.
3 Best Kebab Recipes To Try
Kebabs are meant to be an easy, quick dish to rustle up, and one that can be prepared the night before a braai too. You need a little bit of time to prepare the ingredients, cutting everything into usable squares, skewering them all onto the stick, and then it’s done. Simple, efficient, and ultimately very tasty.
Here are our favourite kebab recipes using a variety of different meats, including the all-time favourite, chicken.
Have you got some leftover beef mince and have no idea what to do with it? Why not turn it into a delicious meatball kebab wrapped in streaky bacon for added flavour? This recipe is quick, and easy and uses Knorr Hearty Beef Soup to create delicious depths of flavour in the meat.
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Prawn & Bacon Sweet Chilli Kebabs
This recipe is a succulent seafood twist on the common kebab recipe. You’ll baste prawns wrapped in crispy bacon and marinate them in Knorr Creamy Sweet Chilli Salad Dressing for a burst of sweet and spicy flavour.
Read the full Prawn & Bacon Sweet Chilli Kebab recipe now.
Greek Lamb Kebabs
Who doesn’t love the flavour combination of yoghurt, garlic, lemon and herbs paired beautifully with lamb? This recipe brings these subtle Greek-inspired flavours together with tender lamb cubes, slowly marinaded to perfection in Knorr Light Yoghurt & Herb Salad Dressing.
Read the full Greek Lamb Kebab recipe now.
Best Accompaniments For Kebabs
Let’s be honest, most of us don’t have time to follow a recipe that requires hours of preparation and cooking time, now do we? As busy, outdoor-loving and living South Africans, most of us want easy recipes that are new and innovative that we can slap on our evening braai and enjoy with the whole family. That’s why we love kebab recipes because they’re quick, easy to prepare, simple to cook, and taste great too.
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