17 kebab recipes to get onto the grid this weekend

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These braai staples are as easy to whip up as they are to gobble down. There’s little doubt that the likes of sticky soya-basted salmon, maple-and-balsamic marinated duck or simple lemon lamb-chop kebabs will tickle your taste buds this long weekend.

5 tips for succulent kebabs:

  • Soak your skewers in water for at least 30 minutes to an hour before preparing your kebabs. This will prevent them from burning when on the braai.
  • Get creative and add your favourite vegetables, but take note of their cooking time! If you want to add butternut to the mix, be sure to parboil or bake it before threading onto the skewer.
  • Keep an eye on the time! Kebabs cook quickly and need close attention.
  • Use cuts of meat with a good amount of marbling as these will result in a succulent kebab. Opt for chicken thighs, lamb chops, pork shoulder and sirloin.
  • Prevent rogue cubes of meat from turning on their own by using two skewers per kebab.

Fire up the grill. Nou gaan ons braai!

MAPLE-AND-BALSAMIC DUCK KEBABS

MAPLE-AND-BALSAMIC DUCK KEBABS recipe

If you really want to get the party started, forget about chicken, beef or lamb. Go for duck! Marinate the duck breast in maple syrup and balsamic vinegar for a minimum of one hour. Expect a sweet and (slightly) sour flavour, and a super tender kebab.

Get the recipe here.

ROSEMARY LAMB KEBABS

ROSEMARY LAMB KEBABS recipe

Lamb chop kebabs? Yes, you read that correctly. Simply roll up the deboned lamb chop until it resembles a lollipop, and then thread onto the skewer. To really showcase the lamb, keep the flvouring simple with olive oil, rosemary, sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Get the recipe here.

BEEF BAY LEAF KEBABS

BEEF BAY LEAF KEBABS recipe

Add a touch of curry flavour by threading a few a bay leaves onto your skewer. Add a pop of colour with baby beetroot and quartered onions.

Get the recipe here.

LEMON-AND-BLACK PEPPER CHICKEN KEBABS

Chicken-kebab recipe

Keep things fresh and simple by marinating deboned chicken thighs in lemon juice and zest, olive oil, garlic, thyme sprigs and salt and pepper.

Get the recipe here.

STICKY SOYA CHARGRILLED SALMON SKEWERS

Salmon-Kebab recipe

This sticky soya marinade is so flavourful and tangy, you may never use another marinade again. Plus, it pairs perfectly with most seafood dishes.

Get the recipe here.

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Discover more brilliant braai recipes here.

Melissa Scheepers Article by: Melissa Scheepers

Woolworths TASTE’s online content producer has faced constant temptation since joining the team last year. When she’s not thinking about her next meal (it’s usually a variation of a cheese toastie), she’s researching the best cooking methods for her next article.

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