This week for #SundaySupper we are celebrating US Labor Day weekend with some of our favourite dishes to bring for a cook out. I decided to bring something new to the table and try my first Turkish recipe. While in Turkey I learned that there are many different kinds of kebabs and different areas have ones unique to their area. One of my favourite came from the city Adana and I was delighted to discover how easy this recipe was. At first I couldn’t decide if this recipe was one that I should share because it used a speciality ingredient that until I went to Turkey I had never heard of. I was worried about how easily accessible it would be to others and if it would put people off trying it, but I was pleased to discover that it is available in many stores here in the UK so I decided to give it a go. If you can’t find it in the US you might try looking online because I was able to find a few places that sold it including amazon. Sumac has a slight tangy taste and it is just wonderful on all kinds of meats. It is also a fantastic way to spicy up a simple oil and lemon salad dressing.
So here I was, so excited to be recreating my first Turkish dish and I had visions of not only what the dish would turn out like but how the meal would go. I was having guests over and we were going to eat homemade flat bread that I was going to make using my pizza stone and it was going to be fantastic. But you see there is a slight problem because I have a 1 year old daughter and sometimes I forget that my entire day can depend on her. And on this day she was cranky, clingy and no one but mummy would do, I think she is teething, but whatever the reasoning it made life not very easy. Especially when you are trying to cook and photograph a meal. Sadly the result wasn’t as perfect as I had envisioned, we lost one of the kebabs to the ground while walking out to the BBQ, I burned my almonds that I was making for my rice and sadly no homemade flat bread but that is what life is like when you have kids, I am just still trying to get use to it. It was just another day that just proved that I am far from perfect.
1 onion, finely chopped
1 chilli pepper, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed to a paste with rock salt
A big pinch of chopped parsely
1 tsp of hot paprika
1 tsp of ground sumac
Salt & ground black pepper
A squeeze of lemon juice
Recipe from Shizzling.com
This little spice right here is a huge flavour profile for this dish, but if you can’t find any sumac try grating some lemon zest.
Mix all of the ingredients for the together in a bowl. Knead and squish the mixture in your hands so that the ingredients are evenly mixed. Allow meat to marinate in the fridge for 24 hours for the best flavour result.
Split the mixture into 4 equal portions and roll into 4 balls. Take a metal skewer and push it through the middle of the ball.
Now carefully pat out the skewered meat to give it the long sausage shape of a traditional Adana kebab.
Place the skewers onto a hot barbecue or grill and cook until well browned about 4-5 minutes per side. Serve with Almond Pilaf and a Tomato and Cucumber salad.
Labor Day Cookout Recipes:
Starters & Snacks
- Lobster Salad with Avocado, Corn and Tomatoes by The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
- Grilled Vegetable Spread by Magnolia Days
- Toast Topper #8: Tomato Confit for #SundaySupper by Yummy Smells
- Honey BBQ Wings and Cool Ranch by Big Bears Wife
- Finger Lickin’ Chicken Drumettes by Noshing with the Nolands
- Baked Shrimp and Pasta Caprese by Mama’s Blissful Bites
- Korean chili by Crispy Bits & Burnt Ends
- Newfangled Cowtown White Chicken Chili by Shockingly Delicious
- Strawberry BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches by The Weekend Gourmet
- Spicy Seoulful Pulled Pork Sandwiches by Kimchi Mom
- Smoked Pork Butt (A How-To) from Juanita’s Cocina
- Soy Glazed Chicken Thighs by The Messy Baker Blog
- Stuffed Green Chili con Queso Cheeseburger Sliders by Damn Delicious
- Portabello Paninis by The Hand That Rocks the Ladle
- Bloody Mary Skirt Steak by From Fast Food to Fresh Food
- Tuna and Roasted Pepper Packets by Cindy’s Recipes & Writings
- Mint Marinated Beef Kabobs with Garlic Sauce by Sustainable Dad
- Creamy Latin Style Pasta by Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
- Spicy Portuguese Style Sliders by Daily Dish Recipes
- Aromatic Glazed Salmon by Happy Baking Days
- Pork sliders by Basic ‘N Delicious
- Foil Packet Chicken by In the Kitchen with Audrey
Salads & Sides
- Mom’s Savory Pork’n’Beans by Webicurean
- Ranch Potato Salad by My Catholic Kitchen
- Gluten Free Penne hot salad with basil, asparagus, cherry tomatoes fresh mozzarella and chicken with a mustard vineagarete for #SundaySupper by Cooking Underwriter
- Southern Surprise Potato Salad by Granny’s Down Home Southern Cooking
- #SundaySupper Marinated Ginger Chicken & Spinach Salad by Kwistin’s Favorites
- Roasted Potato & Corn Salad w/ Bacon by GirliChef
- Vegan Caprese Salad by Galactosemia in PDX
- Picnic Friendly Grilled Vegetable Salad by Mama Mommy Mom
- Smokin Hot Caribbean Spiced Corn-On-The-Cob by Sue’s Nutrition Buzz
- Potato salad with Stilton and bacon by Tora’s Real Food
- Tomato Feta Orzo Salad by Family Foodie
- lightened lemon pound cake by The Meltaways
- Root Beer Float Cupcakes by Chocolate Moosey
- Strawberry Cream Squares by Dinners, Dishes and Desserts
- Fresh Mango Pie by La Cocina De Leslie
- Brown Butter M&M Cookies by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Gluten Free Lemon Blondies by No One Likes Crumbley Cookies
- Blueberry Lemon Cream Cheese Coffee Cake by Baker Street
- Strawberry Pie + White Sangria by Vintage Kitchen Notes
- Grilled Banana Splits by Diabetic Foodie
- Easy Desserts: Frozen Chocolate Bananas by Home Cooking Memories
- Ice Cream Sandwich Cake by Comfy Cuisine
- Blueberry Lemon Whoopie Pies for a Holiday Cookout #SundaySupper by In the Kitchen with KP
- Labor Day Cookout Food And Wine Pairings by ENOFYLZ
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