Persian food is easily one of my favourites. It’s all about letting just a few quality ingredients shine and here’s another excellent example. I served the kebabs with the traditional accompaniments of basmati rice and a roasted tomato, sprinkled with sumac. A side of cucumber and pomegranate salad works perfectly here as well.
Time: 30 minutes
1 onion – peeled and roughly chopped
1g fresh ground black pepper
1g baking powder
400g lean ground beef
Preheat a grill or broiler on high heat.
Place all ingredients except beef in a food processor with an “S” blade. Process until the onion is nearly puréed.
Change to a dough blade and add the beef. Process until the meat becomes very stringy, but not paste-like.
Divide the mixture in four and form into cylinders approximately fifteen centimetres long. Place on skewers and flatten slightly.
Grill or broil the skewers until cooked through.