Shish Taouk is a traditional Middle Eastern chicken shish kebab. The yogurt marinade includes garlic, paprika, fresh herbs, ginger and lemon juice.The common theme with Shish taouk is that it is made of chicken and the marinade includes lemon and yogurt. Sometimes tomato paste is added, mostly for color enhancement.
Persian koobideh is ground meat mixed with onions and parsley. It is formed around a flat Persian skewer and grilled over hot coals. It is then served off the skewer with sides such as yogurt sauce, hummus, cucumbers, tomatoes, red onions and flat bread.