Lamb and Pistachio Kebabs


Preparation info
  • Makes 4 Kebabs; Serves


    as a Main Course
    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Barbecue Bible

By Steven Raichlen

Published 1998

  • About

These lovely ground lamb kebabs—flecked with crunchy green bits of pistachio nuts—are a specialty of the popular Develi restaurant in Istanbul. The restaurant’s founder came from Gaziantep, Turkey’s culinary capital near the Syrian border. In addition to its spicy cooking, Gaziantep is famed for its pistachios, which have an intense flavor and supernaturally bright green color. The nuts lend the meat a wonderful texture and flavor. For the best results, use Turkish pistachios, which are ava