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lamb kabobs July 27, 2006

Filed under: main dishes — girlymama @ 9:11 pm

we love lamb. we love kabobs. we l-o-v-e ethnic foods. so this is one of our favorites. its super easy and guests love it. you can get a good price on lamb at Sam’s or Costco. but if you want to splurge and go to a butcher, they’ll trim and cut it all up for you, so its even easier!

Lemon Garlic Lamb Kabobs

1 1/2 pounds boneless leg of lamb, well-trimmed and cut into cubes (about 1-inch)
8 thin lemon wedges
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
4-8 garlic cloves, minced (we like lots of garlic, but that’s just us!)
Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper
Feta Dipping Sauce (optional)

1. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice and garlic. Add lamb to marinade and let marinade for at least 30 minutes (or refrigerate and marinate overnight – much better!)
2. Heat grill to high. Soak bamboo skewers for at least 15 minutes in water to prevent burning. Place 4-5 pieces of lamb and 2 lemon wedges per skewer. Season with salt and pepper.
3. Cook, turning occasionally, until done (about 8-10 minutes total).  For extra flavor, squeeze grilled lemon wedges over the lamb before eating.
4. The original recipe calls for a Feta Dipping Sauce. Sometimes I serve it, sometimes I leave it out. No one misses it.

Feta Dipping Sauce
2 oz feta cheese
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper
fresh parsley

1. Puree in blender with 2 or 3 tablespoons of water until smooth. Garnish with finely chopped fresh parsley, if desired.

recipe origin: Everyday Food Magazine


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