Makes 8 | Hands-on time 15 min, grilling time 10 min, plus chilling | Easy Serve these spicy, marinated lamb koftes with a cooling tahini yogurt dip, toasted pittas and some sharp pickles

    Serves 4 | Hands on time 20 min, grilling time 10 min, plus marinating | Easy Marinated meat, spices, sharp pickles and citrus, offset with a hint of smokiness – this chicken shish

Servings: four to six.Flaky Aleppo pepper (available at Middle Eastern groceries and online at  is worth seeking out for the rub; its heat doesn’t overpower its fruity pepper. If you can’t find Aleppo, hot

The best thing about kefta is that you can cook it in so many delicious ways! In this recipe, kefta is cooked with potatoes, a thick tomato sauce, and served over rice. Kefta bil sayniyeh

Ingredients: 2 pounds ground beef 2 small onions (1 finely diced, and 1 cut into fours) 2 or 3 carrot sticks (peeled and cut into chunks) 3 small potatoes peeled and cut into chunks (if