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Mushroom and lamb shish kebabs

A tasty treat from Turkey. Enjoy this middle eastern kebab with mushrooms and salsa.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Culinary Collection, More Mushroom less Meat, Popular Recipes
Cuisine Middle Eastern, Turkish
Servings 6


  • 5 ml oil
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 250 g portabellini mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 250 g lamb mince
  • 5 ml ground cumin
  • 5 ml ground coriander
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 50 g fresh white breadcrumbs
  • flour, to coat
  • bamboo skewers, soaked in warm water
  • 10 ml olive oil or oil

To Serve (optional):

  • flatbreads or pita breads
  • hummus or tzatziki
  • tomato & onion salsa
  • fresh coriander


  • Heat the oil in a pan and fry the onion and garlic, over a low heat, for 4-5 minutes.
  • Add the mushrooms and cook for 3 minutes. Allow to cool and transfer the mixture to a mixing bowl.
  • Add the mince, cumin, coriander, egg and breadcrumbs and mix well.
  • With floured hands, shape spoonfuls of the mixture into sausage shapes and thread onto bamboo skewers.
  • Lightly brush the kebabs with oil and fry, grill or cook on a braai for 3-4 minutes per side, or until cooked.
  • Serve the shish kebabs with flatbreads, tzatziki, salsa and fresh coriander.
Keyword sandwich, snacks