Sunday, April 24, 2011

Middle Eastern Lamb Skewers Recipe


The Lebanese Recipes Kitchen (The home of delicious Lebanese Recipes and Middle Eastern food recipes) invites you to try Middle Eastern Lamb Skewers Recipe. Enjoy tasty Middle Eastern BBQ and learn how to make Middle Eastern Lamb Skewers.  

Chef Michael Solomonov of Zahav in Philadelphia adds onion juice or pureed onions to his Middle Eastern–style marinades to tenderize and caramelize the meat. The marinade is great on chicken breast as well as lamb.

YIELD: 4

Ingredients

1 medium onion, quartered
1 clove peeled garlic
4 flat-leaf parsley sprigs
1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1 tablespoon kosher salt
pinch of saffron threads
1 1/4 pounds trimmed lamb loin, cut into 1-inch cubes
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
Warm pita and Greek-style plain yogurt for serving

Preparation

In a blender, combine the onion, garlic, parsley sprigs, lemon zest, lemon juice, allspice, salt and saffron and puree until smooth. Transfer the marinade to a resealable plastic bag, add the cubed lamb and turn to coat. Seal the bag, pressing out any air. Refrigerate the lamb for at least 6 hours or preferably overnight.

Light a grill or preheat a grill pan. Drain the lamb, shaking off the excess marinade. Thread the lamb onto 4 long skewers, leaving a bit of room between the cubes. Brush the lamb with the oil and grill over high heat, turning occasionally, until lightly charred, about 5 minutes for medium-rare meat. Serve the lamb skewers with warm pita and yogurt.

Michael Solomonov, Food & Wine JUNE 2009

More Middle Eastern Recipes: 

Marinated Lamb Kebabs with a Chile-Yogurt Sauce
Marinated Lamb Kebabs
Shish Kabob with Yogurt Sauce and Lemon-Olive Couscous
Lebanese Lamb Kabobs
Tandoori lamb kebabs
Chicken masala skewers

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