Oasis Kebabs Kofta

Middle East

Preparation info
  • Makes


    Koftas; Serves as a Main Course
    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Barbecue Bible

By Steven Raichlen

Published 1998

  • About

Kofta (also called kefta, kafta, and kufte) describes a sort of skinless sausage enjoyed throughout North Africa, the Balkans, and the Middle East. Depending on where you eat it, the meat will be lamb or beef (in the Arab world), pork or veal (in the Balkans), or a mixture of meats. The seasonings reflect local taste preferences, too, ranging from the onion-garlic-parsley triumvirate of the Balkans to the mint and cinnamon of the Middle East. Here’s a Middle Eastern–sty