Shish Kofte ingredients:
500 g lean ground lamb or beef
1 small onion, grated
1 garlic clove, mashed with salt
2 day old slice of Turkish (French, Italian bread) without the crust; soak into water and squeeze
1/2 bunch of parsley, finely chopped
1 tsp red pepper, powdered
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp crushed pepper
1 cup crushed tomato, canned
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 cup plain Turkish yogurt, plain, room temperature
1-2 garlic cloves, smashed with salt
1 tbsp butter
4 pides, cut in bite size
Mix all the kofte ingredients together with your hands. Take a fist-sized ball and skewer it, starting from the tip of the skewer. Squeeze and flatten it on the skewer going back slowly, so that it is thin and flat to acquire the shape shown in the picture.
Preheat your barbecue or oven (grill). Place the skewers on the rack. Make sure to turn the skewers so that all sides of the meat cooks equally.
Cook the tomato sauce for a few minutes, put aside. Whisk the yogurt sauce ingredients, put aside.
Place pide pieces on serving dishes and arrange the kebabs on them. Pour tomato and yogurt sauce all over. Melt the butter in a small pan and add in the pepper. When the the butter starts bubbling, pour over the Yogurtlu Kebab.
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