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These kababs might take some time, but they're completely worth it.

World-renowned chef and author Maria Elia’s new Greek cookbook, Smashing Plates, was inspired by the cuisine at her father’s tavern in Cyprus. Greek pub food. Sound like a winning formula? We combed through this page-turner and came up with a few recipes to share. Fire up the grill for these spicy, citrus-marinated lamb kebabs. 

Lamb is usually associated with lemon in Greek cooking, but I thought it would make a change to use orange and chile instead to impart a great flavor and visual appeal to the lamb. Serve with a mint yogurt or tahini sauce, pita bread, salad and pickles. You will need to start this the day before.

Reprinted with permission from Smashing Plates