moroccan lamb kebabs with tomato-mint relish

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Brad Nichols
Pleasantville, NY

A fabulous fusion of fairly traditional Moroccan BBQ kebabs and a completely unrelated savory relish that simply takes everything to another level! Enjoy!

★★★★★ 1
serves 4-6
prep time 30 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Barbecue

Ingredients For moroccan lamb kebabs with tomato-mint relish

  • 1 lg
    onion - grated finely or pureed
  • 3 Tbsp
    fresh flat-leaf parsley finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh cilantro finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 lb
    boneless lamb - cut into 1.5 inch 'cubes' - don't trim too lean!
  • 2 pkg
    pita bread (10-12 pitas)
  • 2/3 c
    olive oil
  • 1/2 c
    fresh mint - finely chopped stems removed
  • 1/4 c
    red wine vinegar
  • 2 md
    tomatoes, diced
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp
    salt or to taste

How To Make moroccan lamb kebabs with tomato-mint relish

  • 1
    Combine first 8 ingredients in large bowl and whisk together
  • 2
    Add the cubed lamb and massage the marinade into the meat. Cover and place in refrigerator for 2-8 hours
  • 3
    Combine all liquid relish ingredients in a bowl and whisk together. Add in tomatoes and mint and mix thoroughly.
  • 4
    Thread Lamb onto Skewers or sticks. Intersperse some pieces with some fat to help keep the meat moist and basted while cooking.
  • 5
    Fire up the grill to 'High' and preheat. If you have temp control we want to be around 450 degrees for this. If no control hold your hand about 2 inches above the surface of the grill. If you can't slowly count past three without having to pull back your hand - the grill is ready!
  • 6
    wrap pita bread in foil and warm in oven or on upper rack of BBQ
  • 7
    Add lamb skewers the grill - cook about 3 mins then make a 1/4 turn rotation of your skewer - so about 12 mins total cook time for medium
  • 8
    Remove lamb from skewers and serve with Pita bread and tomato-mint relish.