Genevieve Taylor Tikka-Style Lamb and Aubergine Kebabs

Genevieve Taylor Tikka-Style Lamb and Aubergine Kebabs

Tikka-style Lamb and Aubergine Kebabs
  • Cook Time30 min
  • Yield4 Servings

Ingredients

For the Lamb Tikka

  • MAKES 8 KEBABS,
  • 700g (1lb 9oz) lamb leg steaks, cut into 2cm (¾in) cubes
  • 2 medium aubergines (eggplants), cut into 1cm (½in) thick slices
  • For the marinade
  • 4 tbsp natural yoghurt
  • 3cm (1¼in) piece of fresh ginger, roughly chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1–2 green chillies, roughly chopped, to taste
  • 25g (½ cup) fresh coriander (cilantro), roughly chopped
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

Method

Preparing the Lamb Tikka

1

The marinade for these gently spiced kebabs couldn’t be easier – you just bung it all in a jug and whizz it up. Do try to leave the meat marinating for a good few hours if you can, so that the yoghurt can perform its tenderizing magic. The aloo parathas, spiced potato stuffed flatbreads, also in Genevieve’s book, are th

Method

2

Put the yoghurt, ginger, garlic, chillies, coriander, cumin seeds, fennel seeds and turmeric into a deep jug. Season with a little salt and pepper and blitz to a smooth purée with a stick blender. Alternatively, whizz in a food processor.

3

Put the lamb and aubergines into a bowl and pour the marinade over
them, turning them to mix thoroughly. Cover with clingfilm and put into the fridge for a few hours, ideally overnight.

4

Set up a charcoal chimney starter 3/4 full with lumpwood charcoal, and start it going with a sheet of lit crumpled newspaper underneath (or use parrafin-free fire lighters). Wait 10-15 minutes until the BBQ is fired up to a hot grilling temperature of about 280-300c with a deep bed of glowing embers.

5

When you are ready to cook, thread the lamb and aubergine pieces
alternately on to skewers.

6

Grill the kebabs directly for about 20–25 minutes, the grill should be hot 280–300°C (535–570°F). Turn the kebabs frequently, until the meat is cooked and the aubergine is lightly charred at the edges and tender within.

The Ultimate Wood-Fired Oven Cookbook by Genevieve Taylor (Quadrille, £15) Photography ©Jason Ingram

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James Whetlor (Cabrito Goat) BBQ Goat Sharwarma

Goat Sharwarma

James Whetlor (Cabrito Goat) BBQ Goat Sharwarma

  • Prep Time25 min
  • Cook Time2 hr
  • Total Time2 hr 25 min
  • Yield4 Servings

Ingredients

For the Goat

  • 1 x each kid shoulder, kid leg, kid saddle
  • (including breast) – boned and sliced into
  • 1cm thick pieces roughly 10-15cm

For the Spice Mixture

  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp ground cardamom
  • ½ tsp ground fennel
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground allspice
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp sweet paprika
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp Turkish chilli flakes
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 150ml olive oil

For the Wet Marinade

  • 8 cloves garlic, peeled & crushed
  • 3 lemons, zest & juice
  • 250g Yoghurt
  • 3 tsp maldon sea salt

For the Baste

  • Suet fat from 1 kid
  • Juice 1 lemon
  • Sea Salt
  • 4 cloves garlic, whole
  • 1 tbsp Turkish chilli flakes

Method

Preparing the BBQ Goat Sharwarma

1

Up to 48 hours before cooking shawarma mix all spice ingredients and rub into kid meat slices.

2

Mix all wet marinade ingredients and rub into kid meat slices.

3

Thread the meat onto a rotisserie skewer and cook the shawarma over indirect heat for 2 hours.

4

To baste: melt the fat and add rest of ingredients. Use a basting mop to baste while shawarma is cooking.

5

Serve with: Flatbread, Sweet cabbage, Onion, Parsley, Seasoning, Cooking juice/lemon dressing, Pickled chilli (optional)

Recipe from James Whetlor at Cabrito Find out more on Cabrito.co.uk, Twitter: @CabritoGoatMeat, Facebook: @cabritogoatmeat and Instagram: @cabritogoatmeatnk

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Afterburner Lamb Tikka

Afterburner Lamb Tikka

Afterburner Lamb Tikka

  • Prep Time2 hr
  • Cook Time15 min
  • Total Time2 hr 15 min
  • Yield4 Servings

Ingredients

For the Lamb Tikka

  • 500g thinly cut lamb leg steaks
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp crushed chilli (adjust to suit)
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 inch ginger, peeled
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 4 Tbs plain yogurt

Method

Preparing the Lamb Tikka

1

Grind the marinade ingredients in a pestle and mortar to make a paste then mix with the plain yogurt.

2

Completely coat the lamb and leave in the fridge to marinade for two to four hours.

3

Set up a charcoal chimney starter 3/4 full with lumpwood charcoal, and start it going with a sheet of lit crumpled newspaper underneath (or use parrafin-free fire lighters). Wait 10-15 minutes until it’s screaming hot and place a BBQ grill grate over it.

4

Place the marinated lamb on the searing hot grill grate for a couple of minutes each side, until you develop a lovely char on the outside.

5

Serve with basmati rice, yoghurt, and a naan bread cooked over the coals. The meat stays pink, tender and juicy inside, but has the smoky charred sear of a tandoor.

Recipe kindly supplied by Marcus Bawdon from countrywoodsmoke.com. Find Marcus on Twitter @devonwoodsmoke and Instagram @countrywoodsmoke, and Facebook @mbawdon or in the Countrywoodsmoke Facebook group, he is also the editor of UK BBQ Magazine

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Dan Toombs (The Curry Guy Author) BBQ Tandoori Whole Fish

Tandoori Whole Fish

Dan Toombs (The Curry Guy Author) BBQ Tandoori Whole Fish

  • Prep Time45 min
  • Cook Time15 min
  • Total Time1 hr
  • Yield4 Servings

Ingredients

For the BBQ Tandoori Whole Fish

  • 2 whole bream or sea bass, cleaned
  • 1 tbsp garlic and ginger paste
  • 4 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp rapeseed oil
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 2 tbsp tandoori masala (see separate
  • recipe sheet)
  • 1 tsp garam masala (see separate
  • recipe sheet)
  • 1½ tbsp plain yoghurt
  • 1 lemon, quartered
  • Salt

Method

Preparing the BBQ Tandoori Whole Fish

1

Make shallow slits on each side of the fish.

2

Put the garlic and ginger paste, vinegar, oil, chilli powder, tandoori masala, garam masala and yoghurt in a bowl and whisk into a marinade. Season with salt to taste then rub the marinade all over the fish, inside and out, and leave to marinate for about 30 minutes.

3

Meanwhile, prepare your barbecue for direct grilling.

4

Remove the fish from the marinade and place in a metal grill fish basket, or thread a couple of skewers through to hold it in place. Cook, turning regularly, until the skin is nicely charred and the fish is cooked through.

5

Serve with a squeeze of lemon.

Recipe kindly supplied from The Curry Guy by Dan Toombs, published by Quadrille Publishing. Photography © Kris Kirkham Purchase the book from Amazon: http://amzn.eu/dWSu1Oc

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Rich Harris (Fire & Smoke Author) BBQ Green Chicken Kebabs

Green Chicken Kebabs

Rich Harris (Fire & Smoke Author) BBQ Green Chicken Kebabs

  • Prep Time4 hr
  • Cook Time1 min
  • Total Time4 hr 1 min
  • Yield4 Servings

Ingredients

For the Green Chicken Kebabs

  • Finely grated zest of 2 unwaxed lemons and juice of 1
  • 75ml olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 50g bunch of basil
  • 50g bunch of flat-leaf parsley
  • 25g bunch of coriander
  • 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 4 free-range skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 3cm cubes

Method

Preparing the Green Chicken Kebabs

1

Combine all the ingredients, except the chicken, in a liquidizer and blend until smooth.

2

Put the chicken into a large bowl, pour the marinade over and toss to coat. Don’t season at this stage; the salt will draw the moisture from the chicken and make it tough. Cover with clingfilm and chill for 4 hours or overnight if possible.

3

Remove the chicken from the fridge an hour before cooking and preheat the barbecue for direct grilling.

4

Thread the chicken onto skewers and grill the kebabs for 10 minutes until cooked through, turning occasionally.

5

Transfer to a warm plate to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

You will need metal or wooden skewers; if you’re using wooden skewers, soak them in warm water for at least an hour.

Recipe kindly supplied from Fire & Smoke by Rich Harris, published by Kyle Books. Photography by Martin Poole. Purchase the book from Amazon: http://amzn.eu/iOzoCjD

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BBQ Pork (or Chicken) Souvlaki

Pork Souvlaki

BBQ Pork (or Chicken) Souvlaki

  • Prep Time3 hr
  • Cook Time10 min
  • Total Time3 hr 10 min
  • Yield4 Servings

Ingredients

For the Pork Souvlaki

  • 1kg pork shoulder, trimmed of all excess fat and sinew, cut into 3cm cubes
  • 4 large green chillies

For the Marinade

  • Finely grated zest and juice of 1 unwaxed lemon
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 Tbs finely chopped fresh oregano
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 Tbs red wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp dried mint
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp fine sea salt

To Serve

  • Flatbreads
  • Tzatziki
  • 2 ripe tomatoes, finely sliced
  • 2 red onions, finely sliced chips (optional)

Method

Preparing the Pork Souvlaki

1

Combine the marinade ingredients in a large bowl, add the pork and toss to coat. Cover with clingfilm and chill in the fridge for 2–3 hours or overnight.

2

Remove the pork from the fridge 30 minutes before cooking and preheat the barbecue for direct grilling.

3

Thread the pork onto skewers and grill for 10–12 minutes until cooked through, turning regularly.

4

Grill the chillies alongside the pork until softened and lightly blistered, turning regularly too.

5

Remove the pork and chillies from the grill, leaving the pork to rest for 5 minutes.

6

To serve, spread a Flatbread with Tzatziki, pile the pork on top and add a grilled chilli, sliced tomatoes, red onion and chips, if you like. Wrap tightly and serve.

VARIATION: This also works well with chicken – substitute the pork with the same quantity of skinless thigh fillets.

Recipe kindly supplied from Fire & Smoke by Rich Harris, published by Kyle Books. Photography by Nathan King. Purchase the book from Amazon: http://amzn.eu/iOzoCjD

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