Simply Kebabs

Pork and Leek Kebabs with a Spicy Soy and Honey Dipping Sauce



These  kebabs are great served as a starter or as a main accompanied with steamed rice and grilled long-stem broccoli — or any vegetables of your choice. The ground pork can be substituted for ground chicken or ground beef, should you prefer. They are wonderfully simple and (most importantly) delicious.  Oh, and I think they would work quiet well as a burger patty or a filling for a wonton. The choices are endless…well, more like 4 but you get the point — these kebabs are versatile, simple, tasty and rather in-expensive to make.


Serves: 4-6 Difficulty: Easy


Prep Time: 30 minutes (plus 15 minutes resting time)


Cooking Time: 7-10 minutes


Pork and Leek Kebabs:


500g ground pork

1 large leek, finely chopped

½ onion, finely chopped

3 cloves of garlic, finely chipped

1 chilli, seeds removed and finely chopped

1 tsp of ground cumin

1 tsp of ground coriander

a handful of fresh coriander, finely chopped

a handful of fresh parsley, finely chopped

1 Tbsp of olive oil

1 egg, beaten

3 Tbsp of bread crumbs

salt and pepper, to tasten


Fry the onion, garlic and leeks in a pan for 5 minutes, allow to cool.


In a bowl, combine the remaining ingredients and the cooked, cooled leek and onion mixture. Mix till all the ingredients are combined.


To check seasoning, take about a tablespoon of the mixture cook it and taste if the seasoning is right. Add salt and pepper if needed.


Form into kebabs (oval-shaped patties, roughly 7 cm in length and 2.5cm thick).


Set aside in the fridge to rest for a bout 15-20 minutes. Once rested, brush each side with a little canola or vegetable oil and grill for 5-7 minutes, turning them half way.


Serve with steamed rice and grilled long-stem broccoli and a Spicy Soy and Honey Dipping Sauce.



Spicy Soy and Honey Dipping Sauce:


1 tsp of roasted sesame seeds

2 Tbsp of Soy Sauce

1 Tbsp of lime juice (freshly squeezed)

1 tsp of ginger, finely grated

½ tsp of chopped chilli

1 tsp of fish sauce

1 Tbsp of honey

1 Tbsp of chopped coriander



Combine all the ingredients.



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