Shish kababs are cubes of meat that are grilled after marinating in many spices. Traditionally shish kabab is made from leg of lamb as it is easier to cut and imparts a more robust flavor. Shish kebabs are coated with spicy marinade, sometime basted with saffron - flavored butter and served with other grilled vegetables. Small cubes of meat are roasted over coal fires till the meat is tender and done. Shish kababs are often served with finely minced onions, shredded lettuce and slices of tomatoes, peppers and wedges of lemon. Slices of onion or bell peppers are placed strategically between the cubes of meat to add flavor, color and variety.