Serves 8


  • 500 g ground lamb  
  • 500 g ground beef
  • 3 tbsp sumac
  • 3 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh garlic, minced
  • 200 g shallots, grated and drained
  • 4 tbsp pomegranate molasses
  • Optional: barbecue skewers, about 1 inch thick 


Mix all of the ingredients together in a large bowl. Take about 1/2 pound of the mixture and roll it into a long hot dog shape, about 12 inches thick. Slowly skewer the meat with a thick barbecue skewer. Alternatively, you can skip the skewers and form the mixture into patties instead. Repeat with the remainder of the mixture. 

Cook the skewers at a high temperature on the barbecue for approximately 90 seconds each side. The kebabs are finished when they are fully cooked through. Classic sides for serving include saffron rice, charred tomatoes and raw sweet onion, with some mixed herbs sprinkled over top.