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These Chinese lamb skewers get a generous coat of freshly roasted spices before they hit the grill.

It’s full-on kebab season, and we’ve got some great recipes from the book that says it all. With creative preparations, delicious sauces, vegetarian and vegan options for everyone, you’d be hard-pressed to get through the book without craving something on a skewer. Fire up the grill and get cooking! These spicy Chinese lamb skewers are crispy, earthy, meaty and totally satisfying. 

The first time we tried these Chinese street food kebabs, we were amazed by the complexity of the flavors. There is a slow-building heat that combines with the toasted cumin that results in something remarkable. The real secret is in the toasting of the spices before it is applied to the meat. This brings out the essential oils and makes a fragrant and flavorful kebab.

Note: For a vegetarian or vegan option, use plain seitan instead of the lamb.

Reprinted with permission from Kebabs