Authentic Shish Kebab

Shish kebabs are a family meal at my house. Everyone loves them. I feel like there’s something about food on a stick that just screams party.
Dressing up an ordinary cheap cut of steak and marinating for a long time, makes it so flavorful and tender. If you don’t have time to marinate for longer time, you can use a more expensive cut of beef, ie ribeye steak. You can also make this recipe using chicken. A delicious and nutritious way to entertain your family on your next barbecue.

Authentic Shish Kebab

1.3g Net Carbs
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Marinating Time 1 day
Total Time 1 day 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean, Turkish
Servings 6
Calories 442 kcal


  • skewers



  • 1/4 cup full fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon Aleppo pepper flakes optional use red pepper flakes as replacement
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 lbs beef chuck steak Cubed chuck must be marinated at least 24 hours use ribeye steak if you don’t have enough time to marinade.


  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • salt and pepper


  • Whisk all the sauce ingredients together to make the sauce. Add water if a thinner consistency is desired.
  • Cover and refrigerate until ready to use
  • Whisk all the Marinade ingredients together to make a paste.
  • Add the meat and coat well with the marinade.
  • Cover tightly and refrigerate for at least 24 and 48 hours maximum.
  • Fire up your grill and thread the meat on skewers.
  • Cook on the flame turning frequently, making sure to get a char but not to overcook the meat.
  • Serve with your favorite grilled vegetables, salad, flat bread, and the sauce.
  • NOTE:
  • Grilling can be done on any kind of grill, with or without skewers. Use a tender cut of meat or chicken if you don’t have time to marinate for 24-48 hours.



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Serving: 1SkewerSodium: 120.6mgFiber: 0.3gCholesterol: 101.3mgCalories: 442kcalMonounsaturated Fat: 3.4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4.7gSaturated Fat: 12.2gFat: 36.2gProtein: 26.4gCarbohydrates: 1.6g
Keyword Authentic Shish Kebab, shish kebab, Turkish Shish Kebab
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One thought on “Authentic Shish Kebab

  1. 5 stars
    This was absolutely delicious. The meat is so flavorful. I honestly have never made shish kebab before and now I’m going to be making them a lot!

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