Shish Meat Balls

Sample Dishes from Turkish Cuisine

Shish Meat Balls (Şiş Köfte)

Onion2 medium size120 gr
Lamb Ground Meat (low fat)4 1/3 cup750 gr
Fine bread crumbs (dry)1/2 teacup35 gr
Salt2 1/2 teaspoon15 gr
Black Pepper1 teaspoon2 gr
Oil2 tablespoon20 gr


Combine ground meat, bread crumbs, gratedonions, salt and pepper. Blend thoroughly. Knead for 10 minutes. Divide into egg sized pieces mal balls. Thread each ball on metal skewers. Squeeze threaded meat balls firmly on skewers with slightly wetted fıngers until 2 1/2 cm (1 inch) in diameter. Leave finger prints over shish köftes. Brush with oil. Grill over charcoal or broil in oven until golden brown on all sides. Serve immediately while hot.

Servings: 6

Nutritional Value
(in approximately one serving)

Energy314 cal
Protein16,4 g
Fat23,6 g
Carbohydrates8,7 g
Calcium34 mg
Iron1,99 mg
Phosphorus167 mg
Zinc3 mg
Sodium896 mg
Vitamin A68 iu
Thiamine0,19 mg
Riboflavin0,25 mg
Niacin4,59 mg
Vitamin C14 mg
Cholesterol99 mg

Regional Characteristics:

This is one of the well-known meat dishes throughout the country. It can be shaped into walnut sized meat balls and threaded on skewers alternately with various vegetables, such as tomatoes, green peppers, eggplants and mushrooms and broiled together. It is served for lunch or supper as a main dish.