Spicy Lamb Skewers

Jacqueline Randall


Nutritional Information Per Serving

Calories: 359
Carbohydrates: 5.1
Cholesterol: 99mg
Fat: 22.9g
Saturated Fat: 5.3g
Fiber: 2.0g
Sodium: 174mg
Protein: 33.0g


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3/4 c
olive oil, extra virgin
1/3 c
lime juice,fresh
2 Tbsp
lemon zest, grated
6 clove
1 Tbsp
cumin seeds
1 Tbsp
chili powder
1 Tbsp
curry powder
kosher salt
1 tsp
cayenne pepper
black pepper freshly ground
jalapenos, fresh,minced
3 lb
boneless lamb loin orwell-trimmed leg, cut into 1 inch cubes
1 lb
fresh long bean or green,trimmed and cut or not
2 tsp
unsalted butter

How to Make Spicy Lamb Skewers


  • 1Put 12 wooden skewers in a pan of water to soak for at least 20 minutes.

    To prepare the lamb marinade, whisk together ½ cup of olive oil, lime juice, lemon zest, garlic, cumin, chili powder, curry powder, 2 teaspoons salt, cayenne, ¼ teaspoon black pepper, and jalapenos in a medium bowl. Taste and adjust salt, pepper, cayenne, and lime juice.

    Put lamb cubes and marinade into a large glass baking dish and toss, rubbing marinade all over lamb. Thread 4 to 5 pieces of lamb onto each skewer. Place skewers into baking dish, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 1 and up to 4 hours.

    While lamb marinates, preheat a grill or broiler to medium-hot and prepare beans. Sauté beans in remaining ¼ cup olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until they are tender and begin to blister. Stir in butter, 1 teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon black pepper. When butter just begins to brown, transfer beans to a warm serving platter and drape with foil.

    Grill lamb, turning skewers every few minutes, until medium rare (internal temperature of 130 degrees), about 6 minutes. (Alternately, skewers can be broiled until medium rare.) Transfer skewers to a plate and let stand for 5 minutes.

    To serve, place long beans to the side, and lay skewers across them.

    From Without Reservations by Joey Altman

    Total Servings: 12

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About Spicy Lamb Skewers

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtags: #grill, #lamb

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