Recipe: Lemon-Garlic Lamb Kabobs

Lemon-Garlic Lamb Kabobs, Courtesy:
Lemon-Garlic Lamb Kabobs, Courtesy:

A kebob (or kebab) is a cooked food item (usually grilled), consisting of a skewer, with small pieces of meat or seafood, and vegetables.  This lamb kabob includes lemons, which will carmelize when grilled, adding a sweet flavor.

1 1/2 pounds leg of lamb, well-trimmed and cut into 20 1″ cubes
8 thin lemon wedges
1/4 cup olive oil, plus more for grill
2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
4 garlic cloves, minced
Coarse salt and ground pepper
fresh parsley sprigs for serving


  1. Heat grill to high.

  2. Assemble 4 long skewers, alternating 5 lamb cubes with 2 lemon wedges on each.

  3. Arrange skewers in a nonmetallic dish.

  4. In a small bowl, whisk together oil, lemon juice, and garlic.

  5. Pour marinade over skewers; turn to coat. Let stand at least 5 minutes (or cover and refrigerate overnight, turning occasionally). Season with salt and pepper.

  6. Lightly oil grates.

  7. Place skewers on grill; cover grill, and cook, turning occasionally, until grill marks are visible and meat is cooked to desired doneness, 1 to 2 minutes per side for medium-rare.

  8. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce, and garnish with parsley sprigs, if desired.

Food Mingle Blog Alternatives and Substitutions

  • Try tzatziki dipping sauce.
  • Squeeze lemon juice over the lamb just as it finishes cooking, to give it a fresh taste.

Yield: 4 servings




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