Cracked Wheat and Lamb Kebabs

Semit Kebab

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Appears in
The Barbecue Bible

By Steven Raichlen

Published 1998

  • About

The combination of lamb and bulgur (cracked wheat) is popular in the Near and Middle East. My favorite variation on this theme of grain and meat is Turkish cig kofte, a fiery pâté of chile-spiced bulgur and uncooked lean ground lamb. From this pâté, it’s not much of a leap to semit kebab (bulgur kebab), a highly unusual and amazingly tasty kebab that’s a specialty at the restaurant Cagdas in Gaziantep, Turkey. Bulgur gives the ground lamb kebabs a firm, chewy texture; the mint