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The Shish Kabob!

Updated on April 7, 2014

It is time to have a great cookout for summer!

The Origin of Shish Kabob!

We have all heard that word. Shish Kabob, but did you know that it was just known in the Middle East as Kebob? The Shish is the name by which it is known in the USA. Shish Kabob is a delicious set of beef that is hanging from a skewer. This delicious meal has its origin from Persia. From there it spread to the Middle East and Turkey, where eventually, it made its way to the United States.The Kabob can be eaten using a metal or wooden skewer, which resembles a stick. When you barbecue some Kabobs on the griil, you can smell the undeniable taste that this outstanding meal promises to offer and believe me, ladies and gentlemen, it delivers quite a punch!

Sturgeon (Fish) Kabob


Have it your way.

Sounds familiar? This is not Burger King, but a classic meal that will leave you desiring more and more. In my opinion, you will not be satisfied with just one kabob. The neat thing is that you can prepare it your way. You can have fish,chicken, lamb,shrimp and pork kabob. Next, you want to season this tasty threat with some vegetables and spices such as tomatoes, peppers and onions, If you are not a meat lover, vegetable kabob might be what you are looking for!

This summer, indulge in something good! Cook a couple of kabobs! With Memorial Day around the corner, this meal is king! Impress your friends and make a good impression. Easy to prepare and grill, this meal with be what the doctor ordered. The kabob is so popular that on one of my visits in Puerto Rico, there was kiosks that were cooking this great snack. It is known in Spanish as "Pinchos" from the root word pinch. It is called that way because you can stack a couple of meats and vegetables together in a stick.

Chicken Kabobs.


Different kinds of Kabobs.

There are different kinds of kabob meals. We will see a few of them to that will, hopefully, provide some ideas in preparing this delicious dish-

1- Doner Kabab-It is, usually, slowly roasted. It is placed on a vertical rotating spit. You can serve this with Pita bread. This kind of dish is common in Europe.

2- Kabab Kenjeh- This meal is prepared with lamb, along with some spices,vegetables and other ingredients. It has its roots in IRAN.

3- Kalmi Kabob- Consists of chicken drumsticks that have been marinated and placed in a tandoor (Special kind of oven) It includes Yogurt, mint leaves,onions and served with Indian bread.

There are much more types of kabobs, so as you can see, this list can go on and on. Maybe you can invent something of your own. So, as you can see, this meal is here to say. So, bon apetite and so long for now!


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    • montecristo profile image

      Angel Caleb Santos 6 years ago from Hampton Roads, Virginia

      Per your question, it is a Turkish word for Shewer!

      You can find great information at

    • rjsadowski profile image

      rjsadowski 6 years ago

      Interesting Hub. Did you ever find out what the shish in shish-kabob means?

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      Field-Of-Flowers 6 years ago from Midwest, USA

      You got my mouth watering here with that picture! Looks like it's time to get my grill fired up... Thanks for sharing and have a great day! :-)