Kokoretsi or kokoreç is a dish of the Balkans and Anatolia consisting mainly of lamb or goat intestines, often wrapping seasoned offal, including sweetbreads, hearts, lungs or kidneys. The intestines of suckling lambs are preferred.
The ingredients are sliced and seasoned with lemon
, olive oil
, and pepper
. The intestine is cleaned especially thoroughly. The filling meats are threaded onto a long skewer
and wrapped with the intestine to hold them together.
Kokoretsi is usually roasted on a horizontal skewer
over a charcoal, gas, or electrical burner.
A quite different preparation mixes the chopped innards with chopped tomatoes and green peppers, and then cooks them on a large griddle
with hot red pepper and oregano added. The cook constantly mixes and chops the mixture using two spatulas
. When done, the dish is kept warm aside on the griddle until someone orders a serving.