BBQ Lamb Shish Kebabs

Lamb Shish Kebab

BBQ Lamb Shish Kebabs

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

Ingredients

For the Lamb Shish Kebabs

  • 1kg boneless leg of lamb, cut into 3cm
  • cubes

For The Marinade

  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil finely grated
  • zest and juice of 1 unwaxed lemon
  • 1 Tbs sweet smoked paprika
  • 1 Tbs ground cumin
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp sea salt

For The Pickled Cabbage

  • ½ small red cabbage, finely shredded
  • 250ml white wine vinegar
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 2 tsp yellow mustard seeds
  • 2 dried red chillies

To Serve

  • 4 Flatbreads or pitta breads
  • Pickled Green Chillies
  • Tzatziki
  • Hot Sauce

Method

Preparing the Lamb Shish Kebabs

1

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

2

Meanwhile, make the pickled cabbage. Put the cabbage into a large, heatproof bowl. Bring the vinegar, sugar, salt, mustard seeds and chillies to the boil in a small saucepan. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has completely dissolved, then pour over the cabbage. Cover with clingfilm and leave to cool to room temperature. Stir occasionally as it’s cooling, then transfer to the fridge and chill until needed. Drain before serving.

3

Remove the lamb from the fridge an hour before cooking and preheat the barbecue for direct grilling. Thread the lamb onto skewers and grill for 10 minutes, turning regularly, until just cooked through. Transfer to a plate, cover with foil and leave to rest for 5 minutes.

4

Serve with Flatbreads or pitta breads, Pickled Green Chillies, Tzatziki and Hot Sauce.

You will need metal or wooden skewers; if you’re using wooden ones, 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

BBQ Lamb (or Chicken) Kleftico

Lamb Kleftico

BBQ Lamb (or Chicken) Kleftico

Lamb Kleftico
  • Prep Time2 hr
  • Cook Time40 min
  • Total Time2 hr 40 min
  • Yield4 Servings

Ingredients

For the Lamb Kleftico

  • 750gms Leg of lamb, diced
  • 65ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 3tbs lemon juice
  • 1 Tsp dried oregano
  • 1 Tsp dried thyme
  • 3 garlic cloves – crushed
  • 2 small beef tomatoes – chopped
  • 275g cheese
  • 4 bay leaves
  • Salt & Pepper

Method

Preparing the Lamb Kleftico

1

Put the lamb in a bowl.

2

Pour over the olive oil & lemon juice.

3

Add the oregano, thyme, garlic salt and pepper, marinade for two hours (or overnight in the fridge).

4

Get some tin foil and shape into 4 bowls, or use bought tinfoil trays divide the meat between them, sprinkle over the tomatoes.

5

Arrange the sliced cheese on top and put a bay leaf in each parcel.

6

Seal the parcels and put on the bbq for 30-40 mins over a low medium heat.

7

Enjoy with Pitta Breads.

For those that don’t like lamb this can also be done with Chicken.

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