1. I use a four sided cheese grater placed in a bowl to catch all the juice.
2. If the meat mixture is room temperature the meat sometimes does not hold it's shape. If so, refrigerate to firm up and then mold on to skewers. To form meat around skewer, I hold an oval shape of the meat in my hand and with other hand slowly pierce the meat through with skewer. Using my index and thumb, encircle meat. Pinch and squeeze the meat along the skewer, molding and flattening meat to make each kebab about 8" long.